Farooq Sheikh passes away, Amitabh Bachchan, Shekhar Kapur, Smriti Irani offer condolences!

Bollywood remembers Late Farooq Sheikh who passed away late yesterday evening in Dubai and condoles his death

Farooq Sheikh is no more, the actor will however remain in the hearts of his family, friends, fans and Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan, Shekhar Kapur, Javed Akhtar and Mahesh Bhatt shared their shock and sadness on the micro-blogging site.  Amitabh Bachchan: “God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad !” Amitabh Bachchan tweeted. Farooq Sheikh !! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!”

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.”

Mahesh Bhatt:“Alvida Farooq bhai the warmth of your smile lingers in our memory!”

Boman Irani: “Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more!”

Smriti Irani: “RIP Farooq Sheikh. Immensely talented, extremely courteous. A thorough gentleman.”

Farah Khan: “Can’t believe Farooq sheikh has passed away!! Nicest,kindest n most gracious.”

Riteish Deshmukh: “Shocked beyond words – Rip Farooq Sheikh – you will be missed sir”

Madhur Bhandarkar: “Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir”

Kunal Kohli: “Completely Shocked to hear about Farooq Sheikh passing away. RIP. Can’t believe this news. Really sad”

Rahul Mahajan: “Very very sad news RIP farooq sheikh”

Renuka Shahane:Farooq Sheikh RIP…can’t believe he’s no more….what a fantastic actor he was! :-(((”

Vivek Mishra‏ :“RIP FAROOQ SHEIKH, u were amazing actor! Zindagi dhoop tum Ghana saaya

Writer and activist Javed Akhtar remembered him as an avid reader “who used to recommend books every time we met.”