Dilip Kumar No More: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar breathed his last on July 7. He was admitted to Hinduja Hospital on June 30 due to age-related problems. Many Bollywood celebs took to social media to share their favorite memories with Dilip Kumar and paid tribute to the actor in their own special way.
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who died on Wednesday morning, leaves behind a legacy of iconic films and a bundle of inspiration for Bollywood actors across generations. He died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, where he was admitted for about a week. He was taken to the hospital after complaining of breathlessness – it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the same month. “He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am,” Dr Jalil Parkar, who had been treating Dilip Kumar, told news agency PTI. Actors from the Hindi film industry paid tribute to Dilip Kumar on social media.
Dilip Kumar No More: Bollywood Mourns Legendary Actor’s Loss–
“An institution has gone… Whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’ … My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss. Deeply saddened ,” tweeted Amitabh Bachchan.
“To the world many others may be heroes. To us actors, he was The Hero. Dilip Kumar Sir has taken an entire era of Indian cinema away with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti,” tweeted Akshay Kumar.
Ajay Devgn, recalling fond memories with the legend, tweeted, “Shared many moments with the legend…some very personal, some on stage. Yet, nothing really prepared me for his passing away. An institution, a timeless actor. Heartbroken. Deepest condolences to Sairaji.”
Riteish Deshmukh thanked the legend for his contribution to every actor’s life in the form of inspiration and wrote: “Every actor that faces the camera today will thank Dilip Sahab for the being their teacher. Truly an institution. Am completely heartbroken today, will miss his pat on my back, his smile with a twinkle in the eye and fond kisses on my forehead.” He also wrote: “Dilip Sahab- you will always be the king amongst kings. Greatest of all times. You were a hero to every generation. Rest in glory Sir. My deepest condolences to Saira ji, the entire family, loved ones and millions of fans across the globe.”
“How to mourn you Dilip Kumar Saab… The Greatest … Ever … Grateful to have witnessed on-screen and be spellbound by your genius,” tweeted actress Huma Qureshi.
“End of an era… rest in peace, light & greatness sir… 💔 🕯♥️ HARI OM” Wrote- Mouni Roy on instagram.
Mourning the loss of Legendary Dilip Kumar, Television actor Nakuul Mehta Wrote, “One of the greatest actors this world has ever experienced has left us and with him the last of the golden generation of hindi cinema of the 50s & 60s. Hoping that a lot of the future generation can learn about him, watch his films, read his biography and know the tall tree from which all the braches, leaves and fruits have emerged. P.s. Just like the greatest batsmen in the world, Sir Don Bradman, the legendary Dilip Saab left us at 99. Maybe that’s telling of life too. Its not in the records but in the ‘impact’ that one leaves behind, one is remembered and celebrated. These two will have a special place up there. ❤️”
Dilip Kumar was best-known for his performances in classics such as Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Shakti, Naya Daur and Ram Aur Shyam, to name a few. He was last seen in the 1998 film Qila.