Veteran actor Dilip Kumar to be laid to rest with full state honours

For more than a year now, the actor was keeping unwell and was getting admitted to the hospital very frequently, especially due to breathlessness.

By Bhavana Sharma  Published on  7 July 2021 10:20 AM GMT
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar to be laid to rest with full state honours

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar died at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday after a prolonged illness at the age of 98. For more than a year now, the actor was keeping unwell and was getting admitted to the hospital very frequently, especially due to breathlessness. Dilip was popularly known and called the tragedy king for the number of tragic films he was part of. In addition, he was known for his portrayal of the brooding, intense romantic in classics such as Mughal-e-Azam and Devdas.

Celebrities from all across the country grieved the demise of the veteran actor by sharing a note on their respective social media handles.

Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter profile and wrote, "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 .." (sic)

Actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote on Twitter, "No One like you !!! Have a great Journey from here on Master ….सादर नमन Rest in Peace." Actor Vijay Varma shared a picture collage of the late actor and wrote on Instagram, "Rest is Glory Dilip Sahab. There is no one like you. There will never be." He also shared a picture of Dilip Kumar and wrote 'Salim' followed by a heart emoji.

Dilip Kumar was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in the art form, for his contribution to cinema. He also received the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in the country.

Along with Shah Rukh Khan, he held the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor category: 8. He also won the inaugural trophy in the same category in 1954.

Dilip Kumar will be laid to rest with full state honours later today. His wife and former actress Saira Banu, talking about a news portal, said she doesn't have a reason to stay alive anymore.

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