Sidney Poitier was an inspiration to many and with his maverick performances the actor-director not only earned a huge fan following in Hollywood but also in Bollywood.

Mourning the demise of Sidney Poitier, Anil Kapoor took to his social media handle and shared a picture of them together. Anupam Kher also revisited the fond memories of meeting the legendary actor in 2013 and shared a picture with the late star with caption, “I had the honor of meeting the legendary actor #SidneyPoitier in early 2013. He was generous with his time for me. He was especially happy to know that I had an acting school. A fantastic actor & one of the kind persons I have met! Om Shanti!” From Hollywood also many celebrities took to their social media platforms to pen heartfelt tributes for the late star.

Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter to share a note and a picture with the actor. “For me, the greatest of the “Great Trees” has fallen: Sidney Poitier. My honor to have loved him as a mentor. Friend. Brother. Confident. Wisdom teacher… I treasured him,” Winfrey penned.—TMS

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