Veteran film critic Rashid Irani passes away, Karan Johar and Sudhir Mishra express grief

Veteran film critic Rashid Irani was discovered useless at his residence on Monday. He was 74 years previous. Rashid Irani Irani was affected by a number of well being points and lived alone. According to his shut buddy Rafiq Ilyas, Rashid Irani Irani might have breathed his final on July 30 at his residence in Dhobitlawo close to south Mumbai. Rafiq Ilyas mentioned, ‘This may be very unhappy information. He should have died whereas taking a shower on Friday morning as he was discovered within the lavatory. Since Friday, he has not been seen on the Press Club or the place the place he often takes breakfast.

Rafiq Ilyas mentioned, ‘We had been all considering that he had gone out of city, so we waited within the hope that he can be again on Sunday evening. But at this time we’re nervous. We known as the police and broke the door. According to Rafiq Ilyas, Rashid Irani’s well being was not properly and he additionally had Kovid final yr.

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.

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