Despite being one of the finest actors ever, he fell on bad times in the 1970s when his films did not work, he battled depression, was lambasted for backing the Congress during the Emergency
When they go, the irreplaceable ones, what a deep sense of loss comes over. There can never be another like him. He represented an age, an era.
Kumar was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the Juhu Qabrastan in Santacruz Mumbai.
The Mohammedan Sporting captain of the match, Victor Amalraj, recalled how Dilip Kumar was about to leave the stage before things were brought under control
In a tweet, Pakistan President Arif Alvi said Kumar was "an outstanding actor, a humble man, and a dignified personality".
Dilip Kumar passed away at a Mumbai hospital at the age of 98 on Wednesday (July 7)
From Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar to Naseeruddin Shah and Shah Rukh Khan, almost everybody aspired to act like him but could never come close to the perfection that he mastered in his craft.
Dilip Kumar reinvented speech itself for the cinema. He spoke to us because he had that special quality of speaking, almost magically, from inside of us -- articulating our intimacies.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also paid their tributes to Dilip Kumar, often touted as Bollywood's 'Tragedy King'.
Widely known as the ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, the star’s acting prowess, good looks, and charisma were unmatchable and his six decades in the industry is a testimony of that.
Celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, VVS Laxman and others took to Twitter to pay tributes to Dilip Kumar, who died at 98 on Wednesday.
Kumar, known to generations of film-goers as ‘tragedy king', had been admitted to the ICU of Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility, since Tuesday.
Dilip Kumar, who has been diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion, underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure earlier today
Dilip Kumar was admitted to Hinduja Hospital at 8.30 am today after he complained of breathlessness, his wife Saira Banu said.
Last year, Dilip Kumar, who was admitted for routine check-up, lost his two younger brothers, Aslam Khan and Ehsan Khan, to Covid-19.
The owners of the two buildings made several attempts in the past to demolish them for constructing commercial plazas but all such moves were stopped.
Dilip Kumar's two brothers, Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan, were admitted to Lilavati Hospital on August 15 after they complained of breathlessness and eventually tested positive for COVID-19.
Born on 11 December 1922, Dilip Kumar is married to Saira Banu—who is 22 years younger to him—for the last 52 years.
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