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AR Rahman Shares Memories Of Irrfan Khan, Hails Him As One Of Indian Cinema's Ambassadors

'One of the greatest.. has left us', said legendary Indian music composer AR Rahman as he mourned death of 'Slumdog Millionaire' actor Irrfan Khan on Wednesday

Irrfan Khan

Oscar-winning legendary music composer and singer AR Rahman took to his Twitter handle and mourned the death of Irrfan Khan with whom he had worked in the 2008 Danny Boyle directorial 'Slumdog Millionaire'. Rahman hailed Irrfan Khan as 'one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian cinema' and spoke a thousand words through the tags where he pointed out that he had fond memories of Irrfan from Oscars 2009 where 'Slumdog Millionaire' ruled the roost.

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AR Rahman also said a prayer for the departed soul, "Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajioon" which means "we belong to God and to Him we return".

Have a look:

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Irrfan Khan had proven his mettle as one of the most refined actors of our time, not only through his films in India but also through his interesting projects in Hollywood. He featured in some memorable films like 'The Namesake', 'Life Of Pi', 'Jurassic World' and many more. His legacy is cherished by the world cinema as news of his death has brought out memories of the incredible actor.

Read | Irrfan Khan's funeral attended by family, well-wishers in Mumbai; read statement

Irrfan Khan was laid to rest at Mumbai's Versova Kabristan at 3PM as his demise was mourned world over on Wednesday. His family urged his fans and well-wishers to pray for his peace, urging everyone to be 'strong in his loss', in the way people were strong with his fight.

Here’s the statement issued:

"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."

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