Irrfan Khan buried at Versova Kabristan, sons Babil and Ayan perform last rites

The funeral was small due to the restrictions of coronavirus pandemic

Mumbai, April 29

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

"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 strotoo in this loss," an official statement from his spokesperson said.

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan's elder son Babil Khan (C wearing a hoodie) and well-wishers arrive at the Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai on April 29, 2020. — AFP

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 actor Irrfan Khans wife Sutapa Sikdar (C) arrives at the Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai on April 29, 2020. — AFP

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

Sandip Singh shared a picture from the burrial ceremony of actor Irrfan Khan.  

He wrote: "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". With IANS

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