"Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, celebrities mourn the demise of Football legend Diego Maradona".
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona passed away at his home in Tigre after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
The flamboyant player, best known for leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, was 60. Earlier in November, Maradona had undergone surgery for a brain clot.
Several Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, and Arjun Kapoor remembered him by posting his pictures and writing heartfelt notes on social media.
Shah Rukh Khan wrote on Twitter, “Diego Maradona....you made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthrall heaven as you did this world. RIP....”
Abhishek Bachchan wrote on Twitter, “#RIPMaradona legend! #GOAT”
Ranveer shared a picture of Maradona on his Instagram handle and wrote, “#diegomaradona’ with broken heart emoji.
Arjun Kapoor also shared a picture of Maradona on his Instagram handle and wrote, “RIP legend #DiegoMaradona”.
Shekhar Kapur shared on Twitter, "RIP Maradona .. the greatest genius in football after Pele .."
Genelia Deshmukh shared a video of a football match played by Maradona on her Twitter handle and wrote, “RIP #Maradona #GOAT #Legend”
Rahul Bose wrote on Twitter, “Thank you for the beauty. #DiegoMaradona Rest in peace.”
Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran wrote on Twitter, “Farewell legend. #DiegoMaradona RIP!”
Kunal Kapoor wrote on Twitter, “The magic of the man! One man army! #Maradona”
Along with Brazil's Pele, Maradona was known as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Maradona has continued to cause controversy since his heyday as a player, getting sent home from the 1994 World Cup in the United States for doping and later dropping in and out of the game as a coach.
Years of drug use, overeating, and alcoholism truncated a stellar career and altered his appearance from the lithe athlete who could slalom effortlessly through teams to a bloated addict who nearly died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000.
But he reinvented himself in a stunning comeback in 2008 as coach of the Argentina team, persuading managers that with sheer charisma he could inspire the team to victory, despite a lack of coaching experience.
He was largely responsible for Argentina's World Cup victory in 1986 in Mexico, scoring two famous goals in one game against England in the quarter-finals.
In Argentina, he was worshipped as 'El Dios' - The God - partly a play on words on his number 10 shirt, 'El Diez.'