India, May 12 -- Everyone who knew Irrfan, only has words of praise for him. And it's no different for Papon. The singer, who knew the late actor for almost two decades, says the news of his demise was difficult to accept. Irrfan, 54, passed away on April 29 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Papon shared a video in which Irrfan lauds the singer's talent and wishes he sings for all his films.

"I knew him since our Delhi days, around 2002-2003. He'd often come to my house. After he shifted to Mumbai, we were in touch through calls. When I came to Mumbai, we'd often bump into each other. Things were good till he fell ill. We were in touch and he'd ask for song recommendations while undergoing his treatment in London," recalls Papon, who...