Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar has died in Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital. He was 98. The actor had been witnessing age-related health issues for the last few days and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on June 30.

A tweet posted from the actor’s official handle by family friend Faisal Farooqui read: “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip saab a few minutes ago. We are from  God and to him we return.”

 

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted: “Dilip Kumar summarised in himself a history of emerging India. The thespian’s charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent. With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans.”

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Dilip Kumar ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP.”

 

Meanwhile, Dilip Kumar had been in and out of hospital over the last few years with illnesses ranging from kidney ailment to pneumonia.

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Dilip Kumar, real name Yusuf Khan, appeared in some of Indian cinema’s most iconic and landmark films including Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz, Madhumati and Ganga Jamuna. 1998’s Qila was his last film.

05 iconic dialogues of Bollywood’s first superstar Dilip Kumar as tribute:

Sangdil (1952)

Duniya mein asli shaanti kisi ke sachche pyaar mein hi mil sakti hai, uske bagair duniya jise shanti kehti hai, woh shanti ek thakaan hai, shikast ya maut ka doosra naam hai.

Devdas (1955)
Kaun kambakht hai jo bardaasht karne ke liye peeta hai, main toh peeta hoon ki bas saans le sakun

Naya Daur (1957)
Jab paet ki roti aur jeb ka paisa chhin jaata hai na, toh koi samajh vamajh nahi reh jaati hai aadmi ke paas

Paigham (1959)
Jis dhan ke liye aap duniya se dhokha kar rahe hain, apne azeezon se, apne doston se dhokha kar rahe hain, apne saathiyon se dhokha kar rahe hain, ussi dhan ke haathon aap khud bhi dhokha khayenge

Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
Taqdeerein badal jaati hain, zamana badal jaata hai, mulkon ki taarikh badal jaati hai, shahenshah badal jaate hain, magar iss badalti hui duniya mein mohabbat jis insaan ka daaman thaam leti hai, woh insaan nahi badalta

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, who married in 1966, have starred together in films such as Sagina Mahato, Chhoti Bahu, and Duniya. Dilip Kumar married Asma Rehman in 1981, 16-years after he tied the knot with Saira Banu. However, his second marriage ended in 1983. Saira Banu stopped working after 1976 to dedicate herself completely to marriage life.

 

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