Dubai: Bollywood stars are always quick to share their feelings on Twitter, and the sudden death of Farooque Shaikh on Friday while on holiday in Dubai elicited messages of stunned sadness from his acting colleagues. Asha Bhosle (with whom he conceived a concert that took place in Dubai on December 13) tweeted in the early afternoon: “Very sad day. We have lost a very good human being. My deepest condolences aren’t enough.” Here are some of the messages of condolence shared by Btown on Saturday morning.
Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk)
“And all I ask is quiet sleep & a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.“ Faroukh Sahib…Allah bless your soul. U are dearly loved & missed.
My biggest regret that I never got to spend time with you, Faroukh sahib, as I had requested. Should have done it earlier. I feel so sorry.
Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan)
God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad !... Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!
Celina Jaitly (@CelinaJaitly)
With a very heavy shocked heart I bid adieu from Egypt to legendary actor & my co star of Accident on hill Road dearest Farooque Saab :(
Someone just sent me a lovely moment captured with Farooq Saab during promotion of Accident on hill rd(still shocked)
Boman Irani (@bomanirani) 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.
Flew back from Delhi last week with Sir Farouq Shiekh...woke up to the news of His demise... Such a Good Man!! A Class apart!! ‘(
Rahul Khanna (@R_Khanna)
Sad news about Farooq Sheikh. Such a talent is rare & such a thorough gentleman, even rarer. What a great, premature loss.
Neil Nitin Mukesh(@NeilNMukesh)
RIP Faarooque Sheikh ji. What an amazing actor! Lovely human being.”Aaja Re Aaja o mere dilbar Aaja” - NOORIE.
Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd)
Shocked beyond words - Rip Farooq Sheikh - you will be missed sir
Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan)
Oh My god.RIP Farook Sheikh Saab. My all time favourite actor n a thoroughly well spoken and wonderful gentleman. You will be so missed Sir.
You don’t expect some people to ever go from this world. Farooq Shiekh was one of them. He was kind, gentle, compassionate & real. SAD. RIP
Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda)
RIP #Farooq Sheikh .. You were too young to go yet :(
Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena)
RIP Farooqji..a gentleman actor..ull be missed
Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25)
woke up to hearing this terrible news abt farooque saab.t gentlest soul n magic on screen..my last mtng with him at shabanaji s house.I TLD
Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays)
Was just having a conversation with Muzaffar Ali sahab last night about how amazing Farooq Sheikh was. RIP
Karan Johar (@karanjohar)
RIP Farooq Sheikh....your subtle,nuanced and genius body of work will live on forever.
Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan)
Can’t believe Farooq sheikh has passed away!! Nicest,kindest n most gracious.
Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9)
Farooq sheikh ji passed away.. Very sad.. I met him last week in delhi.. Cnt believe he is no more.. RIP
Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268)
Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.