Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away today morning (July 7) after a prolonged illness. The 98-year-old breathed his last at Hinduja Hospital where he was admitted last month after complaining of breathlessness.
With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago.
We are from God and to Him we return. – Faisal Farooqui
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago,” Faisal Farooqui posted on Kumar’s official Twitter.
The Mughal-e-Azam actor had been in and out of hospitals in the last one month. The late legendary actor’s wife and actress Saira Banu was keeping his fans about his health. She had informed that the actor’s health was improving and requested fans to pray for him.
“We are grateful for God’s infinite mercy on Dilip Sahib that his health is improving. We are still in hospital and request your prayers and duas so that Insha’Allah he is healthy and discharged soon. Saira Banu Khan,” she had tweeted on Monday night.
Netizens took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary actor.
One user said, “Tragedy King Dilip Kumar ji no more. One of the finest actors of Indian Cinema. He will be missed.”
Another wrote, “An end of a great life that he lived and inspired millions all along. Rest in peace Sa’ab! His soul might have left his body but he is going to live forever in the memories of India.”
A third user tweeted, “With the passing of #DilipKumar ji, India has lost its first superstar, an actor par excellence. My condolences to his family and his fans across the world.”
Yet another user posted, “Legendary and veteran actor #DilipKumar Sahab passes today. May his soul rest in peace. A legendary actor Whose contribution in Indian cinema can’t be forgotten. Miss you sir.”
Dilip Kumar was one of the biggest stars in the golden age of Indian cinema from the 1940s to the 1960s.
He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.