AR Rahman mourns the demise of Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, calls it ‘most unfortunate time’

Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian composer AR Rahman says it is unfortunate that he could not pay his last respects to iconic stars Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. Also Read – Neetu Kapoor thanks the Ambanis for their support in a heartfelt post; says, ‘You have been our guardian angels’

“It is so unfortunate that at this time nobody can even go for the funerals. They gave so much of themselves for the people to see, and it is such an unfortunate time (that we couldn’t even attend the funeral),” Rahman told IANS. Also Read – Kareena Kapoor visits Neetu, Ranbir and Riddhima’s residence amidst lockdown — view pic

“It is the holy month of Ramadan, in a way they are blessed,” he added. Also Read – RIP Rishi Kapoor: A teary-eyed Amitabh Bachchan reveals he never visited the actor in the hospital

Irrfan, who was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, passed away last week at the age of 54. Irrfan was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection. He succumbed to his ailment in hospital

Rishi Kapoor died a day later after battling leukemia, at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in the city. He was 67.

On the work front, Rahman has joined hands with celebrated lyricist Prasoon Joshi to give a musical tribute to the nation’s fight against COVID-19, with song “Hum haar nahi maanenge”. The song has been released by HDFC Bank.

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  • ByIANS
  • Published: May 5, 2020 6:21 PM IST