Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passes away at 98

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday. He was 98.  He took his last breath at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital last month after he complained of breathlessness, he got better and was discharged after few days, However, on June 30, he was once again taken to the hospital when he had a similar complaint of breathing issues.

Sharing the news, Faisal Farooqui tweeted from Dilip Kumar’s account and wrote, “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.”

“Burial today at 5:00 PM. Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai,” Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account reads.

President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the demise of veteran actor and 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 has expressed deep grief over the passing away of legendary actor Dilip Kumar and said his passing away is a loss to our cultural world.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “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.”