Dilip Kumar passed away today morning at the age of 98. The veteran actor battled with a prolonged illness before saying his last goodbye to the world. Dilip Sahaab left an incredible legacy of films and movies for his fans.
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s wife, veteran actor Saira Banu was always by her side throughout the tough times.
Kumar’s official Twitter account confirmed the news, posting, “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return.”
Dilip Kumar was no less than an institution of acting. From Devdas and Andaz to Mughal-e-Azam and Ram Aur Shyam, the actor has changed the face of Indian cinema forever.
Here are the five most iconic films of the actor that proves he was a legend of Indian cinema.
The film changed the entertainment industry forever. Dilip Sahaab played the role of Salim in the film who loves a Kaneez and their ionic love story became a blockbuster, and even till 2008, it was the second highest-grossing film in the history of Bollywood.
Ganga Jamuna, 1961:
The film was indeed special for Dilip Kumar as he and his brother Nasir Khan appeared together and played the title roles. The film was the first production venture of the actor.
Directed by Subhash Ghai the film gathered a lot of appreciation at that time. Dilipji was seen playing the role of Veer Singh. His Jodi with Raaj Kumar was a hit.
Even though this famous story had many versions in Hindi and Bengali but Dilip’s Devdas is unbeatable. His natural acting, dialogue delivery and his persona made him the star of all time. Directed by Bimal Roy the gathered a lot of appreciation from the audience and became the blockbuster of all times.
The legendary actor, Dilipji was rightly named as Tragedy King as the actor used to put his heart and soul to the characters he donned. The film was a collaboration between Dilip Kumar and his childhood friend Raj Kapoor. It was a love triangle and it became the highest-grossing film that year.
Today as the legendary actor says his last goodbye to us, we pay our homage to the legendary actor. Without him, the face of Indian cinema would never be the same.