Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away
Legendary Bollywood actor Yousuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar has died at the age of 98.
According to Indian media, Bollywood actor Yousuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar, popularly known as the “Emperor of Emotions”, was shifted to Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital last week due to difficulty in breathing. It was in this hospital that he breathed his last. Dilip Kumar was rushed to hospital twice last month for respiratory problems.
His condition had reportedly been improving for the past two days. Following this, Dilip Sahib’s manager had asked the public to pray for his recovery. However, the veteran actor could not survive and according to Indian media reports, Bollywood’s “Tragedy King” Dilip Kumar breathed his last at 7:30 am on Wednesday at Khar Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.
The reports were confirmed in a tweet by his spokesperson Faisal Farooqui, from the late actor’s official Twitter account. Farooqui wrote, “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, a few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return”.
The sad news of Dilip Kumar’s demise is being mourned by his family, Bollywood artists, and his fans all over the world.
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar had been ill for many years due to which he was often taken to the hospital for examination. Dilip Kumar was undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital due to difficulty in breathing.
Earlier, a tweet had been sent out by Saira Banu Khan which stated, “We are grateful for God’s infinite mercy on Dilip Sahib that his health is improving. We are still in hospital and request your prayers and duas so that Insha’Allah he is healthy and discharged soon”.
It may be recalled that Dilip Kumar was born in 1922 in Khudadad neighborhood of Peshawar. Dilip Kumar started his film career in 1944 with the film ‘Jowar Bhata’ but made his mark in the film industry in 1960 by playing the role of Prince Saleem in the historical film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’.
During his film career, Dilip Kumar has performed in countless films including Mughal e Azam, Milan, Jugnu, Shaheed, Nadiya k Paar, Andaz, Jogan, Babul, Arzoo, Tarana, Hulchal, Deedar, Sangdil, Dagh, Aan, Shikast, Footpath, Amr, Uran Kathola, which show the essence of his excellent acting in many timeless projects.
In recognition of his services, he was awarded several awards by the Government of India, including the Padma Bhushan Award, Dada Sahib Phalke, and in 1998 he was awarded the highest civilian award in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar. While Dilip Kumar was also given the Dada Sahib Phalke Award, the highest award of Indian film.
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