Veteran Actor Irrfan Khan Laid To Rest At Mumbai’s Versova Burial Ground; Film Fraternity Pays HomageVeteran Actor Irrfan Khan

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was laid to rest at Mumbai''s Versova burial ground, at 3 pm on Wednesday (29 April).

"Irrfan was buried at the Versova kabrastan in Mumbai at 3 pm this afternoon soon after the news of his passing away was announced. In presence were his family, close relatives and friends. Everyone paid their final respects and mourned the loss of his passing away. We pray for his peace and we hope he's in a better place today. He was strong in his fight, and we all have to be strong too in this loss," an official statement from his spokesperson said.

National Award-winning actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last early on Wednesday at the age of 54. Irrfan was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital with a colon infection earlier this week. However, unfortunately he succumbed to his ailment. The actor is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons Babil and Ayan.

Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express their grief on Irrfan Khan's untimely demise.

Irrfan Khan's ‘Piku’ co-star Amitabh Bachchan referred to the actor as a "gracious colleague". He tweeted, "Just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum .. Prayers and duas."

Tamil cinema icon and politician Kamala Haasan shared how he was in awe of Irrfan's acting talent. The veteran actor-politician tweeted, "Too soon to leave @irrfank Ji. Your work always left me in awe. You''re one of the finest actors I know, I wish you stayed longer. You deserved more time. Strength to the family at this time."

Irrfan''s "The Lunchbox" actress Nimrat Kaur tweeted: "Words fail to describe my sense of shock and horror to learn about Irrfan Khan''s passing away. My prayers and deepest condolences are with the family at this grave hour. India''s lost one of her biggest icons today. Our world left for the poorer... #IrrfanKhan #Forever"

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan tweeted a picture of the two and said, “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” Love u.”

Another co-star from ‘Haider’ and ‘Life In A Metro’ Kay Kay Menon posted a quote by Irrfan Khan on Instagram, which reads, "I want to entertain people but with some substance." Menon wrote below, "You did Brother! You did!! And so SPLENDIDLY!! RIP #irrfankhan

(With inputs from IANS)

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