The official social media account of Mumbai Press Club additionally tweeted and knowledgeable in regards to the loss of life of Rashid Irani. An announcement issued by the Press Club mentioned, “Rashid Irani, one of the foremost film critics of the country, passed away on 30 July at his home. He had not been seen for 2-3 days. His body was found at his house after a search by his friends, club officials and police. The club said that Irani used to write for The Times of India, Hindustan Times and website Scroll and was a pillar of the Mumbai Press Club Society.
Film personalities like director Karan Johar and Sudhir Mishra also paid tribute to the late critic. Karan Johar said Rashid Irani’s nuanced take on cinema will always be appreciated. He tweeted, ‘May Rashid’s soul rest in peace. I remember the moments spent with him. Recalling the days of 1980s, Sudhir Mishra said that Rashid Irani was ‘the kind of Bombay resident I used to like’.
Last year, Rashid Irani said in an interview to Mid-Day that he was not able to meet people due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, making him feel lonely.