Sultana Raza pens a heartfelt tribute to Irrfan Khan, one of the finest actors of Indian cinema, whose untimely death on 29 April, 2020 left behind a void.
‘A wide-eyed actor,’ a US mag said,
The Italians admired his panache.
To his craft, was seriously wed,
With tears, admirers are awash.
Did Brits want to share his lunch box?
He brought tears to German eyes.
Chinese fans praised his thick locks,
Why did disease have to prise
This vibrant actor, full of beans?
For many parts he fit the bill,
A versatile talent, screen’s rarely seen,
Empty will be roles that he won’t fill.
A wide range of gifts, gone to waste,
Why was death in such a haste?
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