Actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday morning at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He was 53. The actor was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening after he complained of colon infection.
Producer Sandeep Singh shared photo of Irrfan's last journey with an emotional note. "Never imagined shouldering the burden of your loss would weigh so heavy on my heart. Thank you Irrfan Bhai for standing by me in my times of crises. You were there when not many wanted to even acknowledge me. You are one of a kind and I will continue to use present tense, because for me human beings like you never die. Your persona, your aura, your love for cinema and your philosophy of life will continue to remain an inspiration and guide me. Thank you God for allowing me to walk with Irrfan Bhai one last time. Feel blessed to have gotten a chance to bid goodbye even as crores of your fans and friends wanted to be there. You are gone too soon, Bhai #ripirfankhan," he wrote.
The ambulance carrying Irrfan's mortals remains. Due to COVID-19 lockdown, not many were allowed to attend the last journey of Irrfan. Besides his family members, only Vishal Bhardwaj and Tigmanshu Dhulia from Bollywood were spotted.
The official statement on Irrfan's last rites reads: "Irrfan was buried at the Versova kabrastan in Mumbai at 3pm 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."
Irrfan Khan's son (in the hoodie) was captured as he was heading towards Versova Kabrastan along with other family members to cremate his father.
Irrfan's Paan Singh Tomar director Tigmanshu Dhulia arrived to pay his last respect. The actor was given National-Award for his nuanced performance in the film.
Security was beefed up around Versova Kabrastan where Irrfan was cremated.
Irrfan's Maqbool director Vishal Bhardwaj arrived at Versova Kabrastan to bid teary adieu to him. Irrfan was cremated at 3 PM. Irrfan was also seen in Vishal's Haider starring Shahid Kapoor.
Filmmakers Sandip Ssingh and Vishal Bhardwaj were spotted leaving after the cremation of Irrfan Khan.