Dilip Kumar, the veteran actor of Hindi cinema, died on Wednesday morning. The "Tragedy King" of Bollywood breathed his last at around 7.30 am in a hospital in Mumbai. Dilip Kumar was 98 years old when he died. He had been sick for a long time. Within the last month, Dilip Kumar has been admitted to the hospital twice.
With the death of Dilip Kumar, an era of Hindi cinema has come to an end. The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Ministers of many states, Bollywood stalwarts condoled the death of Dilip Kumar and saluted this veteran.
Let us tell you that he was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on June 30. The actor's wife, Saira Banu, was with him the whole time and guaranteed fans that his condition was stable. Bano's last tweet read, "Dilip Kumar Sahab's health is stable now. He is still in ICU. We want to take him home but we are waiting for the doctor's approval as he knows that as soon as the doctor gives permission, they will take him home. He will not be discharged today. Prayers are needed from his fans. He will be back soon. " Earlier last month too, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the same hospital after he complained of breathlessness. Dilip Kumar's Twitter account also reported his demise.
The health update came only two days ago.
Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital twice within the last month. On July 5, a health update was sent through Dilip Kumar's Twitter handle. In a statement by Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu, it was said that Dilip Kumar’s health is improving. He is still in the hospital. Keep him in your prayers. But two days after this health update, Dilip Kumar left this world saying goodbye.
Born on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (now in Pakistan), British India, Dilip Kumar’s real name was Mohammad Yusuf Khan. Yusuf Khan did his studies in Nashik. Raj Kapoor became his friend in his childhood. As if from there, the journey of Dilip Kumar had started in Bollywood. At the age of 22, Dilip Kumar got his first film. He worked on the film ‘Jwar Bhata' in 1944, but it received little attention.
In an almost five-decade career, Dilip Kumar appeared in about 60 films. Dilip Kumar had turned down many films over his career because Dilip Kumar believed that movies should be less but better. But Dilip Kumar was also sorry that he was thirsty and could not work on the wall.
Dilip Kumar married Saira Banu, who was also an actress, in the year 1966. Saira Banu was 22 years younger than Dilip Kumar when both of them got married. Dilip Kumar also married Asma Sahiba, although this marriage lasted only till 1983. But Dilip Kumar’s association with Saira Banu remained till his last breath. Saira Banu used to constantly update the health of Dilip Kumar’s fans from the hospital.
Dilip Kumar, known as the "Tragedy King", started his career with the film' Jwar Bhata ’in 1944 and went on to complete his five-decade-long career.
The other memorable films of Dilip Kumar were Shaheed, Mela, Nadia Ke Paar, Babul, Pavement, Devdas, Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga-Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, Karma. Dilip Kumar's last film was Qila, which came in 1998.
Dilip Kumar was honored with many awards by the Government of India. Dilip Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan. Dilip Kumar was also a Rajya Sabha MP from 2000 to 2006. Pakistan also honored Dilip Kumar with its highest civilian award.
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