Dilip Kumar, veteran actor, died aged 98 years old. He has given Hindi cinema some of his most enduring classics with a legacy of six decades. Dilip Kumar’s funeral was announced on his official Twitter account later in the day.
“Today’s burial at 17:00. In Santacruz Mumbai, Juhu Qabrastan, “The reading of the tweet. Shabana Azmi, immediately after news of his death, was pictured in Mumbai visiting her house.
The pulmonologist Dilip Kumar was the first to report his death’s news to the ANI at the PD Hinduja in Mumbai’s PD Hospital, Jalil Parkar.
“I have announced the passing by of our beloved Dilip Saab with a heavy heart and deep sorrow just a few minutes ago,” writes Faisal Farooqui’s family friend in an official actor tweet.
“We are of God, and we’re back to Him,” he said. After breathlessness on June 30 Faisal had said that he was admitted to the hospital. Following a similar complaint, Dilip Kumar was hospitalised on June 6.
The veteran of the Hindi cinema was then diagnosed with a bilateral pleural effusion – an accumulation of excess liquid between the layers of pleura outside the lungs. After five days, he was discharged.
Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in the cinema Jwar Bhata, Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan (1944). He has worked in more than sixty-five films over five decades.
He has played such well-established roles in the movies as the romantic Andaz (1949), Aan’s swashbuckling (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historic epic Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Gungas Yamuna (1961) the social dacoit crime drama and Ram Aur Shyamuna comedy (1967).
During only two weeks last year, the actor lost his two brothers to Covid-19. However, Dilip’s deaths were not informed. His wife, Saira Banu, has survived him.