Dilip Kumar left the world at the age of 98. The proficient actor’s career spanned six decades in Bollywood.
He leaves behind a legacy of films that gave Hindi cinema some of its most enduring classics.
Dilip Kumar’s funeral will take place later in the day, it was announced via his official Twitter account. “Burial today at 5:00 PM.
Shabana Azmi was spotted visiting Dilip Kumar’s house in Mumbai, shortly after getting the sorrowful news.
Dr. Jalil Parkar, treating Dilip Kumar at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital was the first to confirm the news of his death, to ANI. “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, a few minutes ago,” family friend Faisal Farooqui wrote in a tweet from the actor’s official account. “We are from God and to Him, we return,” he added
He had been admitted to hospital after experiencing breathlessness on June 30, Faisal had said. On June 6, Dilip Kumar was hospitalized after a similar complaint.
The Hindi cinema veteran was then diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion — a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days.
Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944). In a career spanning over five decades, he worked in over 65 films. He is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967). and much more.
RIP Dilip Sir, it’s the end of the era.