Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday at 98. The actor was suffering from prolonged illness. Kumar is survived by his wife Saira Banu. Devdas and Mughal-E-Azam are some of his most popular works. Today morning, he passed away. It was on Tuesday last week that he was admitted to the hospital.
It was through the late actor’s Twitter account that the news first came out. Family friend Faisal Farooqui posted on Twitter, sharing the news about Dilip Kumar’s demise. The post said: 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.
Kumar’s contribution to Hindi cinema has been such that his demise truly marks the end of an era. Ever since the news about the actor’s demise came out, Twitter is mourning his loss. Condolences for Dilip Kumar have come in from President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, among others.
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan also penned a post. He writes: 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. Along with Big B, many actors and others from the industry also paid their respects to the legendary actor.
Meanwhile, here are some Tweets remembering the king of Hindi cinema, Dilip Kumar:
T 3958 – 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 .. 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 7, 2021
End of an era… Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/CrJJvtkMCP
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 7, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Dilip Kumar ji. Another legend passes, marking the end of an era.
His contribution to cinema is unmatched and unprecedented. My deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/eWnPNbemEO
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 7, 2021
— Rudramani swain (@swainrudramanii) July 7, 2021
To the world many others may be heroes. To us actors, he was The Hero. #DilipKumar Sir has taken an entire era of Indian cinema away with him.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/dVwV7CUfxh
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 7, 2021
And he departs…rich are those who worked with him…spent time with him. Respect #DilipKumar
— Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) July 7, 2021
The legend lives on!! There is and there will always be a part of #DilipKumar Saab in every Indian actor for generations to come! His performances were like magic. Thank you Sir for those amazing moments i could spend with you! You taught me so much about life, living & acting! pic.twitter.com/edlguQez9i
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 7, 2021
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 7, 2021
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) July 7, 2021
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) July 7, 2021
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) July 7, 2021
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🙏🏼#DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/Il8qaMOOhf
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 7, 2021
The last rites for the actor will take place at the Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz, Mumbai at 5 pm. Meanwhile, medical professionals treated the actor for bilateral pleural effusion. Though the procedure was successful, they admitted him to the hospital soon after. And today morning, came the news of his demise.
It is indeed the end of an era in Hindi cinema today. May his soul rest in peace!