The Tragedy King Dilip Kumar Passes Away Aged 98

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Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar’s death has left the entire world shocked and in mourning. The actor who had been facing regular health issues for months now, passed away at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital. He is survived by his wife, veteran actor Saira Banu.

 

The actor’s official Twitter account confirmed the news of his death

 


The funeral will take place later in the day, it was announced via his official Twitter account.

 


Career

 

Dilip Kumar born Yusuf Khan was popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, He was known as a method actor. He acted in over 65 films in his legendary career. Kumar made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata. Three years after, the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan, was the first major hit for Kumar. He was part of the movies like Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Dastaan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He was last seen in Qila in 1998.

 

Awards

 

Dilip Kumar was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in the artform. He possessed the distinction of being the only Indian recipient of Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz. He also received the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the country. He shares the record with Shahrukh Khan of having won 8 Filmfare awards.

 

The legendary actor has left a void in cinema and a huge body of work behind, for aspiring filmmakers and actors to learn from Dilip Kumar. He leaves behind a legacy of films that spanned six decades, and gave Hindi cinema some of its most enduring classics.

 

Here are all the wishes and obituaries pouring in for the icon.

 

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that for his generation Kumar was the “greatest and most versatile actor”

 


Senator PTI Faisal Javed Khan shared some iconic pictures

 


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Kumar will be remembered as a “cinematic legend”.

 


Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture with Dilip Kumar and wrote,

 

 

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Lata Mangeshkar remembers her ‘Yusuf Bhai’. She tweeted,

 


The Khiladi of Bollywood wrote

 


Actor Ajay Devgan recalled the many moments he shared with Kumar

 


Anupam Kher shared his memory with Dilip Kumar in a video message

 


Filmmaker Subhash Ghai got emotional

 


Actor Kamal Hassan wrote ‘Truly one of the greatest actors of India’

 


Standup comedian Kapil Sharma shared his photograph with Dilip Kumar-Saira Banu

 

 

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Actor Riteish Deshmukh penned a heartfelt note

 

 

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Sanjay Dutt said: ‘A huge loss for the film fraternity’

 

 

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Sharing a bunch of unseen pictures with Dilip Kumar, actress Madhuri Dixit wrote

 


May his soul rest in peace.

 

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