Salman Khan, who launched an online petition last year for Singh’s release, said “Freedom at last. Hope they give him to his family. We all tried, guess not hard enough. May god give his family strength and his soul rest in peace”
A few other tweets from the film fraternity below.
Kunal Kohli: Dear Sarabjit’s family. Like the families of Nirbhaya, the beheaded solider, the 5-year-old old raped girl. Your son too will not get justice.
Sonam Kapoor: I feel betrayed as an Indian.
Anupam Kher: Sarabjit Singh is an Indian beaten up in Pak jail. Our Govt’s Politically Correct responses on every issue are so meek & frustrating.
Javed Akhtar: Some day I may forget Kargil but will never forget Sarabjit’s murder. It is an act of extreme meanness by a very petty minded establishment.
Vishal Dadlani: Sad for Sarbjit Singh and his family. Also sad for the Sikhs who lost lives/loved ones in 1984, and saw Sajjan Kumar acquitted yesterday.
Neha Dhupia: Lookin at his photographs one sees nothing but bravery in his eyes. R I P SarabjitSingh.. Long live our hero. Strength to his family.
Mahesh Bhatt: Sarabjit Singh’s death has pushed the Indo-Pak relationship to the brink. The Pakistan civil society needs to push their government to act humanly.
Jackky Bhagnani: RIP Sarabjit singh its shameful such a incident can even happen .
Sanjay Gupta: My outburst last night was an instant reaction against the cowards that killed Sarabjit and not their country. Prayers, best wishes and blessings for Sarabjit’s family. Please be strong, your son is a martyr.
Farhan Akhtar: With Sarabjit’s death, Pakistan has painted itself a heartless villain, even in the most forgiving Indian’s eye. Unforgettable insensitivity. RIP. Pak authorities must be answerable to all its citizens who feel ashamed by this incident and Ind authorities to all those who feel abandoned
Madhur Bhandarkar: Pakistan should have sent his body earlier to India. Feel sad for Sarabjit Singh’s family. For them, the long hopeful wait has come to a sad end. His death will always be a reminder of petty minded politics.
Kabir Bedi: Mourn the tragic death of Sarabjit Singh. 22 years of prison is a travesty of Pakistan’s own laws: all convicts free after 14 years.
Sophie Choudry: RIP Sarabjit Singh. Strength, prayers and condolences to the family. Hate may have killed him, but red tape let him die.
Suchitra Krishnamoorthy: Sarabjit Singh, what a tragic story, what a horrific end. And what a difference in the way Qasab was treated in our jails like a VIP.