The legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar has sadly passed away on Wednesday, July 7 morning at the Hinduja hospital in Mumbai after being admitted on June 30 due to a lung infection. Known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, breathed his last at the age of 98 with his wife, Saira Banu, at his side.
From PM Narendra Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, people tributed the actor after this sad news.
Regarded as the finest actor India has ever produced, Mohammed Yusuf Khan, professionally and popularly known as Dilip Kumar, was born on 11 December 1922 in Peshawar. Dilip Kumar worked in over 65 films including Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Gunga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, and Naya Daur (considered as classics of Bollywood cinema) in his five-decade-long career.
Credited for his method acting, Dilip Kumar was the first actor to win a Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category and holds the record of winning eight Filmfare Awards along with Shah Rukh Khan.
Dilip was also honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994, India’s highest award in the field of cinema, and was given the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award in 2015.