Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday at Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital. He was 53.
Many heartfelt condolences from the industry followed including Bollywood's very own Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan.
"My friend...inspiration & the greatest actor of our times. Allah bless your soul Irrfan bhai...will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives. “पैमाना कहे है कोई, मैखाना कहे है दुनिया तेरी आँखों को भी, क्या क्या ना कहे है (Paimana kahe hai koi, Maikhaana kahe hai duniya teri aakho ko bhi, kya kya naa kahe hai)” Love u," SRK wrote.
Irrfan and Shah Rukh shared the screen in two films; Krazzy 4 (2008) and Billu (2009).
Here is a short clip of Irrfan and SRK from the movie Billu.
Irrfan was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday for a colon infection. He was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018.
"Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heavenly abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, 'As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it'," an official statement from the actor's representative read.
Irrfan was Bollywood's most versatile actor with the 53-year-old having nailed his acting skills in every genre.
On the professional front, Irrfan Khan was last seen in "Angrezi Medium", last-released Bollywood film before COVID-19 forced complete shutdown of cinema halls. "Angrezi Medium" ran in theatres for just a day before halls all over India were shut down.