Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, one of the biggest stars in the golden age of Indian cinema, passed away after a prolonged illness at 98 in Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.
Faisal Farooqui, Spokesperson of Dilip Kumar Tweeted on Wednesday morning that “with a heavy heart and profound grief, I announced the Passing away of our beloved Dilip Saheb few minutes ago”.
“we are from God and to Him we return”, Farooqui added 156 Verse of Surah Al Baqarah in his Tweet.
Kumar’s left a void in cinema and a huge body of work behind, for future filmmakers and actors to learn from.
Popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, Kumar was known as a method actor who was never limited to genres. Some of his best-known films include Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Azaad, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Kranti, Ram Aur Shyam, among others.
For his contribution to cinema, Dilip Kumar was conferred with India’s highest award Dada Saheb Phalke in 1994 and also received the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, the second-highest civilian award of the country. Dilip Kumar is the only India Actor who possessed Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1998.
India is in mourning the death of the legendary Dilip Kumar, at different social media platforms Bollywood and Lollywood stars, Indian and Pakistani Politicians, and also his millions of fans paid tribute to Dilip Kumar.