Irrfan Khan’s sudden and unexpected death has sent the world into shock. Tributes and messages of condolences are pouring in for the legendary actor from across the world as everyone mourns his demise.
After Saba Qamar’s heartfelt tribute, Adnan Siddiqui has also penned an emotional note in memory of the actor and recalled his fondest moments with him.
Adnan started by sharing a story from their very first meeting on the sets of A Mighty Heart, which had Angelina Jolie in the lead.
“I had the honour of first meeting Irrfan as a co-star on the sets of A Mighty Heart,” wrote Adnan. “We’d become friends on the sets and used to hang out together after the shoot.”
Adnan then shared stories of their time on set before wrapping up his note by recalling the last time he met his friend.
“In 2018 while attending IPPA in London. I found out that he was in London, though he wasn’t meeting anyone he agreed to meet me. We had a long chat about movies and the world in general. He looked so positive. His last words were- “Adnan, I’ll be fine very soon and I’ll be back. InshAllah!”
“Condolences and strength to his family. Irrfan, you will be missed a lot. Rest in peace my friend,” concluded Adnan.
Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and spent most of the year and the next battling the disease in London. However, he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital earlier this week with a colon infection which ultimately took his life. He was 53.
“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him,” his publicist said in a statement. “Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven, 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’.”
He was laid to rest at the Versova graveyard in Mumbai, a few hours after he passed away. According to local media, his family, close relatives and friends were present during the burial.