Acclaimed film critic Rashid Irani passed away on Monday at his residence in Mumbai. Irani had multiple health issues and lived alone, likely breathed his last on July 30 at his home according to his close friend Rafeeq Ellias. He was 74. Many Bollywood celebrities namely Karan Johar, Randeep Hooda, and Sudhir Mishra paid their tribute to the late critic.
Filmmaker Karan Johar took to Twitter on Monday evening and shared a throwback photo with Rashid Irani. He tweeted, “Rest in peace Rashid….I remember all our interactions and conversations so fondly…. Your insight on Cinema will always be treasured…..”
“Cinema a little less loved today ..RIP #RashidIrani Saab,” Randeep Hooda tweeted.
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra tweeted, “Rest in peace Rashid. I remember all our interactions and conversations so fondly.”
The official Twitter account of the Mumbai Press Club informed about Irani’s demise.
The tweet is read as, “Rashid Irani, 74, one of the country’s foremost film critics, passed away probably on 30 July at home. He was not seen for 2-3 days; a search by friends, club officials, and police led to his home, where his mortal remains were found.”
Rashid Irani was “one of the pillars of the Mumbai Press Club Film Society” and had contributed to several articles in national dailies like Times of India, Hindustan Times, and the website Scroll.in, the club further said in the statement.
He was a core member of the club, who didn’t miss a day at the media center writing his reviews and watching films. “He will be missed sorely by all members and staff. Details about his funeral will be announced soon,” the tweet read.