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Diego Maradona (1960-2020): SRK, Mohanlal and others mourn the demise of football legend

Several Indian celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Rahul Dev, Prithviraj, Onir, Sanjay Gupta and Ranveer Singh took to their social media handles to pay tribute to Diego Maradona.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 26, 2020 10:06:15 am
Maradona diesDiego Maradona was 60. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

Football legend Diego Armando Maradona passed away on Wednesday following a heart attack. This comes days after Maradona underwent a brain surgery. Several Indian celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Rahul Dev, Prithviraj, Onir, Sanjay Gupta and Ranveer Singh took to their social media handles to pay tribute to the former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager.

A self-proclaimed Chelsea fan, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “#RIPMaradona legend! #GOAT”. Sharing a video of Maradona, Rahul Dev wrote on Twitter, “The legend lives … #RIPMaradona #Forever #Maradona #D10S”.

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Sudhir Mishra posted on Twitter, “The magician has dribbled and twirled and swerved and ducked and then suddenly picked up speed but this time away from us and into the great beyond. The greatest footballer of all time! Farewell!”

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10:06 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Kareena Kapoor Khan on Diego Maradona

(Photo: Kareena Kapoor Khan/ Instagram)

10:04 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'A legend has passed'

Mahesh Babu took to Twitter to post, "A legend has passed. Rest in peace Diego #Maradona."

10:04 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'Farewell legend'

Tovino Thomas wrote on Twitter, "Farewell legend. #DiegoMaradona RIP!"

09:41 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Director Asif Kapadia remembers Diego Maradona

Indian-origin British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, who directed the documentary film titled Diego Maradona in 2019, on Wednesday expressed shock over the demise of legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Armando Maradona Franco. Maradona was 60. READ MORE

09:26 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'Farewell legend'

Tovino Thomas wrote on Twitter, "Farewell legend. #DiegoMaradona RIP!"

09:10 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Vicky Kaushal on Diego Maradona

(Photo: Vicky Kaushal/ Instagram)

09:01 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'May you find your peace'

Angad Bedi shared on Twitter, "#rip you legend. May you find your peace 🙏 #maradona."

08:41 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'Rest in Peace Legend'

Mohanlal posted on Twitter, "Rest in Peace Legend #diegomaradona #Legend."

08:31 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'You made football even more beautiful'

Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to post, "Diego Maradona....you made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthral heaven as you did this world. RIP...."

00:10 (IST)26 Nov 2020
'The greatest genius in football after Pele'

Shekhar Kapur shared on Twitter, "RIP Maradona .. the greatest genius in football after Pele .."

00:08 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Genelia Deshmukh on Diego Maradona
23:51 (IST)25 Nov 2020
Vineeth Sreenivasan on Diego Maradona
23:42 (IST)25 Nov 2020
'You will live in our heart forever'

Aamir Ali took to Twitter and wrote, "The best there was, the best there will ever be.. u will live in our heart forever.. #Maradona #RipMaradona."

23:32 (IST)25 Nov 2020
'With you goes away a very important part of my childhood'

Nikhil Dwivedi tweeted, "El Pibe De Oro. With you goes away a very important part of my childhood. The unforgettable #1986WorldCup on DD & my father explaining to me patiently why suddenly it was all more important to him than even I was & how you were only next to God. #GoodByeLegend."

23:32 (IST)25 Nov 2020
'God of Football has moved on'

Boney Kapoor posted on Twitter, "God of Football has moved on. Team of #Maidaan mourns the passing away of #DiegoMaradona. Legends never die. Their legacy lives on. #ripmaradona."

23:31 (IST)25 Nov 2020
Kunal Kapoor on Diego Maradona
23:30 (IST)25 Nov 2020
Arjun Kapoor on Diego Maradona
 
 
 
 
 
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23:24 (IST)25 Nov 2020
Rahul Bose on Diego Maradona
23:24 (IST)25 Nov 2020
'Can’t believe he’s gone so soon'

Vikramaditya Motwane mentioned on Twitter, "Diego was the first football player I ever heard of. The 86 final was the first match I ever saw. He triggered what has been a lifetime of deep love and passion for the game for me. Can’t believe he’s gone so soon."

23:22 (IST)25 Nov 2020
Ranveer Singh on Diego Maradona
 
 
 
 
 
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Indian-origin British filmmaker Asif Kapadia had in 2019 made a documentary film titled Diego Maradona. In an interview with PTI, Kapadia had said, "In the mid-'90s, when I was a student I read a book about him. That was like the germ of the idea. This guy's life is crazy, amazing and epic. At the time, I was still making short films. But I remember thinking that it will be great if one day I could make a film on Maradona. It took 25 years."

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