Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away today. He was one of India’s earliest and most famous film actor. His age was 98 years and died in Mumbai. Dilip Kumar acted in more than 65 films over nearly five decades and is known for his iconic roles in movies like ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Kranti'(1981), ‘Karma'(1981), ‘Naya Daur'(1957), ‘Mughal-e-Azam'(1960). He was last seen in ‘Quila’ in 1998. The actor had been recuperating from age-related health issues for the last few days and had been admitted to the hospital multiple times. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on June 30 after he complained of breathlessness. He had been frequently ill for months. Kumar’s wife Saira Banu had been with throughout. His family friend Faisal Farooqui tweeted through the actor’s handle “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”
Many Bollywood celebrities including filmmaker Vidya Balan, Sidharth Roy Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, arrived at Dilip Kumar’s house to pay their last respects to the legendary actor Dilip Kumar.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the actor- Politicians, Bollywood stars and even historians have tweeted.