Legendary Actor Dilip Kumar No More
Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, best known as Tragedy King, is no more. Dilip Kumar died on Wednesday morning at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital. He was 98.
The news of his demise is confirmed by Dr Jaleel Parkar, Pulmonologist, who was treating the veteran actor.
For the unversed, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after he complained of breathlessness.
Speaking of Dilip Kumar’s contribution to Indian cinema, his career had spanned over six decades.
He acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like ‘Devdas ‘(1955), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Kranti’ (1981), and ‘Karma’ (1986). His last film was ‘Qila’, which was released in 1998.
He is now survived by his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu.
As soon as the news broke, fans of the legendary actor took to social media to mourn the loss of the ‘Tragedy King’ of Indian cinema. A user wrote, “End of en ERA… One of the finest actor reached to his final destination… RIP #DilipKumar.” Another wrote, “RIP Legend #DilipKumar. Sir, you will be missed a lot.” Another fan wrote, “you will always remain in our hearts Rest in peace.” Another wrote, “Very sad to hear about Mr dilip kumar. A true legend a great indian actor and a kind human. RIP.” Many shared photos from his old films and remembered him on social media.
“My heartfelt condolences at the passing away of veteran actor #DilipKumar ji: tweets Rajasthan CM.