The year has ended on a very sad note for Bollywood. Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh reported to have passed away.
Aged 65, the 'Chashme Baddoor' famed actor said to have suffered from heart attack while attending a concert in Dubai, on 27th December. According to sources, his body will be flown to Mumbai after clearing all legal formalities in Dubai.
Quite shocked over his sudden demise, B-Town celebrities - his colleagues, actors young and old - all expressed their disbelief as well as grief on social networking site. Among which are as follows:
Amitabh Bachchan - "Farooq Sheikh !! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!" The megastar also called the late actor 'a true gentleman and wonderful colleague'.
Boman Irani - Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more! Shot with him last month. Had the warmest conversation & were to meet here in Indore today. Was to join us from Dubai. Alvida Farooq Saab.
Madhur Bhandarkar - Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.
Farah Khan - Can't believe Farooq sheikh has passed away!! Nicest,kindest n most gracious.
Manoj Bajpayee - Never felt so sad recently as I am feeling today after I heard the news of sudden demise of farooque sheikh saab!man with no pretence!RIPsir
Poonam Dhillon - Totally shocked & in grief to get news of passing of Farooque sheikh.The most literate coactor I worked with.a friend &gentleman to the core
Siddharth (who was in the remake of 'Chashme Baddoor) - The always wonderful Farooque Sheikh has passed away. Integral part of many a parallel cinema classic... Great man. Gone too soon sir. RIP
Neil Nitin Mukesh - RIP Faarooque Sheikh ji. What an amazing actor! Lovely human being."Aaja Re Aaja o mere dilbar Aaja" - NOORIE.
Riteish Deshmukh - Shocked beyond words - Rip Farooq Sheikh - you will be missed sir
Mahesh Bhatt - Alvida Farooq bhai the warmth of your smile lingers in our memory!
The ever-smiling actor is greatly remembered for his performance in movies like 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Umrao Jaan', 'Biwi Ho To Aisi' and also won National Award for Best Supporting Actor for 'Lahore' in 2010.
IndiaGlitz extends heartfelt condolence to Farooq Sheikh's family and friends. Rest In Peace, Farooqji...