Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away at the age of 98 on July 7. The news was announced on the official Twitter handle by Faisal Farooqui that read, “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 actor was admitted to the hospital for the past few weeks.
Reportedly his funeral will be conducted in Mumbai today. The veteran actor will be laid to rest at Juhu Qabrastan at 5 pm on July 7, 2021.
Dilip Kumar lost his two brothers due to Covid-19 in a span of two weeks, last year. The actor was reportedly not informed about his brother’s demise due to his health concerns.
Dilip Kumar is considered as the king of Indian cinema for his outstanding performances over the years, the actor did over 65 films in his legendary career. He made his acting debut with Jwar Bhata in 1944. Three years later, the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan, was the first major blockbuster hit for Kumar. He was the part of mega hit movies such as Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Dastaan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). The actor was last seen in Qila in 1998.