There is something about him that the whole of the country is mourning. Indians abroad are shedding a tear too. Facebook Wall is flooded with condolences. There isn’t a single soul that hasn’t grieved for the man who touched hearts in a way seldom do. Irrfan Khan, you went away too soon and this is unacceptable. Heaven is a wiser place today!
I remember the evening vividly when I saw Paan Singh Tomar at a cinema hall in the vicinity. Oh, the sheer ease and brilliance of his acting made me a fan. He essayed the role too close to the real character. In fact, we all marvelled at his acting prowess and wondered at the fact that if he played the character on the reel as real as lived in real life. Such is his charisma.
Here is my small tribute to his larger than life persona. I am in no way capable of writing anything about him but I am trying my luck and pardon me for my attempt.
He flies high above the world that is already fractured
For this world is no fit to survive
Humans have made a big ugly landfill
Greed is the only sin that is alive
Chemicals in food, chemicals on the skin
Chemicals even in our tins
The midnight shouts of a lone woman
Surrounded by a monster who looks like demon
The cry of a baby that turns into howls
When fingers crumble her as if those of owls
This isn’t the world that Paan Singh Tomar strived for
This certainly isn’t the time that Pi Patel’s tricks could pour
Tears sprinkle as I see his snippets
Life is beautiful in simple trinkets
You will be missed severely
In movies, life and humanity dearly
Salute to you Irrfan Khan. You will be missed not only when the comparisons will be done with legends but also when the cinema will go dry with meaningless content. May your legacy continue in our hearts. Respect!