Bollywood woke up to a shocking news on Saturday when veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack in Dubai.
From Amitabh Bachchan to Shekhar Kapur most of them took to Twitter to express the grief and loss the incident caused to the industry.
Amitabh Bachchan: T 1336 -God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad !T 1336 -Farooq Sheikh !! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!
Shah Rukh Khan: 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.
T 1336 -Farooq Sheikh !! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 28, 2013
Shekhar Kapur: #RIPFarooqShaikh The last time we met, we talked politics. I wish we has talked film and acting. Its what we love most. I would have learned
#RIPFarooqSheikh Garam Hawa, Chasme Badoor, Umrao Jaan, Katha Shanghai. List of brilliance is endless. Life passionately dedicated 2 his art
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
Kunal Kohli: Completely Shocked to hear about Farooq Sheikh passing away. RIP. Can't believe this news. Really sad.
Muzaffar Ali: He brought sensitivity and vulnerability to every charcter that he played. He was a natural actor.
Hema Malini: He was a wonderful human being and a great co-actor. I am shocked and saddened
Boman Irani: Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more!
Mahesh Bhatt: Alvida Farooq bhai the warmth of your smile lingers in our memory!
Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.— Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) December 28, 2013
Raveena Tandon: RIP Farooqji..a gentleman actor..ull be missed
Madhur Bhandarkar: Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.
Mini Mathur: Hope Farooq Sheikh is listening to the wonderful odes & goodbyes. We should appreciate people we admire while they are still around. RIP.
Kailash Kher: Shocked to hear about a great human, wonderful actor Farooq Sheikh s sudden Demise, RIP Farukh Saab.. God Bless the departed Soul. Prayers
Sophie Choudry: Such sad news to wake up to! Fabulous actor, understated gentleman.. Have loved him in so many films frm Noorie to YJHD! RIP Farooque Sheikh
Jackky Bhagnani: RIP Farooq sir . Thank u for being like a father to me and teaching me so much through this film . Your teachings will always stay with me
Divya Dutta: woke up to hearing this terrible news abt Farooq saab.t gentlest soul n magic on screen..my last mtng with him at shabanaji s house.I TLD
Siddharth: The always wonderful Farooque Sheikh has passed away. Integral part of many a parallel cinema classic... Great man. Gone too soon sir. RIP
Mohit Chauhan: The world's a lesser place today. You will be missed sir. #RIPFarooqSheikh saab
Omar Abdullah: Only ever met him once & didn't actually know him but he was an amazingly polite gentleman. Very pleasant encounter. RIP Farooq Sheikh Sahib
Neil Nitin Mukesh: RIP Faarooq 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
Shocked beyond words - Rip Farooq Sheikh - you will be missed sir— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 28, 2013
Swara Bhaskar told Hindustantimes.com, "The demise of the gracious, charming, iconic and much loved Farooque Sheikh is the saddest news. Gentleman, and gem-of-a-person. Farooque Sheikh was an actor par-excellence and a lesson to watch."
The Raanjhana-fame actress further said, "Having been blessed to have worked with him in Listen Amaya, i discovered happily that this self effacing and dignified legend of his time was also a gifted storyteller. And so, shooting with him became a treat of stories, food, wit and scintillating conversation. I recall the respect and dignity with which he treated every fan and well-wisher who came up to him. Just watching Farooque sir play out a scene was an acting class. His effortlessness when acting is the most precious lesson an actor can ever learn, also the toughest to achieve. Farooque sir could turn the dullest moment bright with a single witty line. Remembering and cherishing every single moment that i was privileged to spend with this legend. Too soon Farooque sir, we will miss you and feel your loss always!"