As if 2020 wasn’t dreadful enough, we sadly had to say goodbye to some of the dearest people. They might be gone but they will not be forgotten. Their astounding legacy will remain a great remembrance for us for decades to come.
Let’s bid farewell to the ones we lost too soon.
The extraordinary artist who gave us his beautiful gifts of work, passed away at the age of 53 after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, succumbing to neuroendocrine tumour. The face of Bollywood in the West, Irrfan started his career in the 80s on television and further moved on, giving some great pieces of art like Maqbool, Pan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Talvar and many more. With eyes that spoke so much more than, mere words, he was an inspiration to all the budding artists.
The veteran Bollywood actor, Rishi Kapoor battled leukaemia for two years, and breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Born in the first family of Hindi cinema, Rishi Kapoor was the son of Raj Kapoor, known as the showman. He started his career as a child actor in Mera Naam Joker and went on to give greatly acclaimed movies like Bobby, Amar Akbar Anthony, Karz, etc.
Sushant Singh Rajput
The young and talented budding Bollywood actor Sushant Singh was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai. The case was announced as a suicide by the Mumbai police initially, but was given to CBI for further probe as many made some strong observations pointing at a possible murder. Sushant, while giving some of the most beautiful movies in the recent years like Kai Po Che and Chichore, also maintained a keen interest in astrology and science.
Fondly called Masterji, Saroj Khan made a whooping career of 40 years as a choreographer in Bollywood with 2000 plus songs. The ace choreographer was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after complaining of having breathing issues. She passed away at the age of 71 and was reported of having diabetes and other health issues. She had tested negative for COVID.
The filmmaker who delivered successful hits like Madaari, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Force and Drishyam died at the age of 50 due to multiple organ failure. He was suffering from chronic liver disease. Nishant made his debut as an actor in 2004 film Hava Aney Dey. He then took the route of a director and earned awards and accolades with his Marathi films such as Dombivali Fast and Lai Bhaari.
Wajid Khan, who was part of the musical brother duo- Sajid-Wajid, was laid to rest at a Versova cemetery after succumbing to coronavirus complications leading to kidney infections. Wajid, at the age of 42, was a successful music composer known to give many hits for Salman Khan’s movies like Wanted, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger.
US Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California, sparking a world-wide grief. Bryant and Gianna were among the nine who lost their lives when the aircraft came down. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history.
Actor Chadwick Boseman who played some iconic roles like Jacki Robinson, James Brown and the globally beloved Black Panther. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.
The beloved television icon, known for his humble and humorous persona, died at 88 due to natural causes. The host for “Live!” along with co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa and “Who Want’s to be a Millionaire”.
These loses, though heavy on hearts, will always continue to inspire and perspire us to aim for our own goals and motives.