Legendary actor of Hindi cinema, tragedy king Dilip Kumar has passed away. He breathed his last at the Hindu Hospital in Mumbai at the age of 98 at 7.30 am on Wednesday. He had been ill for the past days and was being admitted to the hospital again and again. He was admitted to the hospital for the second time in the last month. Every time his wife Saira Banu was with him and every time he appealed to the fans to wish for the good health of Dilip Sahab. Dilip Kumar was facing age-related health problems for the past few days and was admitted to the ICU of Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on June 30.
Earlier, on June 6, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital after suffering from breathing problems but the Medical treatment had continued. He had a problem filling his lungs with water. Then there was a minor surgery and five days later he was discharged.
Known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, the legendary actor has a career spanning over six decades. He had participated in more than 65 films in his career and has been known as ‘Devdas’ (1955), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Kranti’ ‘ (1981), and ‘Karma’ (1986) is known for his iconic roles. He participated at last in ‘Qila’ in 1998.
Dilip Kumar’s real name was Yusuf Khan. He was born and
nourished, in Nashik. Before becoming an actor, he used to run a sandwich stall in the Army Club. He later met Devika Rani, owner of Bombay Talkies, where he started working in the script department as a story writer. Dilip Kumar started his Bollywood journey in 1944 with the film Jwar Bhata. He starred in Jugnu in 1947 and it became his first big hit at the box office. The actor further went on to do films like Insaniyat, Devdas, Kohinoor, and Aan. He has also been an MP. Dilip Kumar is the first actor to take Rs 1 lakh per film in the 1950s.
Dilip Saab, You are just different versions of others. Every actor has learned a lot from you. I’m surprised as to how you did it all. You were as close to PERFECT as it is possible to be. As you make your way back to your spiritual home. Countless people are praying for you. Thank you for everything you’ve given us. And for sharing your awakened soul with us through your great performances. You will live on forever sir. You are TIMELESS. Rest in peace.
Amitabh Bachchan mourns Dilip Kumar’s death: Whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written, it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’
T 3958 – A foundation has crumbled .. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written, it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’ ..
My prayers are for his soul’s peace and for the family’s courage to face this loss…
I’m heartbroken… 🙏
“Deeply saddened,” he signed off.
Messages of condolences have been sent from all corners. Everyone from PM Modi to Bollywood actors like Ajay Devgn, Vicky Kaushal, Riteish Deshmukh, and many others have taken to social media to express their fondest memories of the late actor.
Dilip also known as the Tragedy King, died early Wednesday morning, July 7, 2021. He was 98 years old right now.
News of his death was confirmed by a doctor who was treating him for his illness. The actor’s spokesperson, Faisal Farooqi later took to Twitter to made the formal news.
“I announce the death of our beloved Dilip Saab, who passed away a few minutes ago, with a heavy heart and tremendous grief.
We come from God and return to Him “Farooqi sent out a tweet.
The mortal remains of the late Dilip Kumar Saab will be laid to rest in a funeral ceremony at 5 PM today. A tweet from the actor’s formal address read, “Burial today at 5:00 PM. Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai.”
Kumar was admitted to the hospital some days before after he complained of breathlessness. This was the second time he was admitted owing to age-related illness.