Dilip Kumar tribute: Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Bollywood stars offer condolences
- Film personalities condoled the death of Dilip Kumar. He died at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday morning at the age of 98.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar died at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday at the age of 98, after a prolonged illness. Many film personalities have extended their condolences, taking to social media platforms.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "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 ..."
Actor Anil Kapoor shared a series of pictures with Dilip Kumar and wrote on Instagram, "Our world is a little less bright today because one of our brightest stars has left us for the heavens. Dilip Sahab was very close to my father and I had the tremendous honor of sharing screen-space with him in 3 of my most memorable films...He was and will always be the finest & greatest actor of our industry for me...he has inspired generations of artists. Rest in peace Dilip Sahab. You remain in our minds and hearts forever..."+
"Every now & then some individuals come along who single-handedly alter the present & write history... One such legend was Dilip saab for the world of cinema," tweeted actor Madhuri Dixit sharing pictures.
Sanjay Dutt dropped a picture with the late actor on Instagram and said, "So many special moments with Dilip Saab... he was like a father figure in my life. A huge loss for the film fraternity and for all of us, we have lost a legend today. My deepest condolences to Sairaji, may God give her strength in this tough time."
Karan Johar also shared a photo on Instagram and captioned his post, "DILIP KUMAR SAAB set the standard for all solid actors to follow… he was a bonafide institution….. his performances are text books of nuance and celluloid screen presence…. He leaves behind a legendary legacy that will continue to inspire generations of artists …. His journey can never end because his legacy will always live on… Rest in peace Dilip Saab and thank you for being the force that you were…. That force is unmatchable and irreplaceable but forever inspirational…. Prayers to Saira aunty and the entire family…. The entire fraternity mourns the passing away of a LEGEND….."
Actor Akshay Kumar shared a picture of Dilip Kumar and tweeted, "To the world many others may be heroes. To us actors, he was The Hero. #DilipKumar Sir has taken an entire era of Indian cinema away with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti"
Actor Shahid Kapoor shared a picture of the late actor and wrote, "We are all nothing but versions of you Dilip Saab. Every actor has studied you in awe. Wondering how you did it all. You were as close to PERFECT as it can get. As you return to your spiritual home. The prayers of millions are with you. Thank you for giving us all you did. And sharing your enlightened soul with us through all your breathtaking performances. You will live on forever sir. You are TIMELESS. Rest in peace."
Actor Raveena Tandon tweeted, "A legend passes away, a gap that can never be filled, A true Giant ,a kind loving soul to the very end. #DilipKumar Omshanti." Sharing a picture of the Dilip Kumar, actor John Abraham also tweeted, "Rest in peace, Sir! #DilipKumar." On Twitter, Farhan Akhtar wrote, "Deepest condolences to Saira ji and family 🙏🏽 RIP @TheDilipKumar saab."
Actor Suniel Shetty tweeted a picture and wrote, "Today marks the end of an era, as we lost the brightest star of Indian Cinema. You will always live in our hearts Dilip Sahab. Rest in Peace! #DilipKumar."
Actor Ajay Devgn also tweeted sharing an old picture with Dilip Kumar, "Shared many moments with the legend...some very personal, some on stage. Yet, nothing really prepared me for his passing away. An institution, a timeless actor. Heartbroken. Deepest condolences to Sairaji #DilipKumar."
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 on his Instagram Stories.
"A legend … an Inspiration… thank you for living a wonderful life #DilipKumar ji … RIP …," tweeted actor Prakash Raj.
The actor was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility in Khar, last Tuesday. “He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am,” Dr Jalil Parkar, who had been treating Kumar, told PTI.
"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," family friend Faisal Farooqui posted from Dilip Kumar's Twitter handle at 8.01 am. Dilip, who was married to actor Saira Banu, had been in and out of the hospital the last one month and his family had hoped that he would get better.
The Hindi cinema veteran, the last of the golden troika with Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, was admitted to hospital in June following episodes of breathlessness. He was then diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion, a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs, and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days only to be admitted to the hospital again.
Dilip, born Yousuf Khan and often known as the Nehruvian hero, did his first film Jwar Bhata in 1944 and his last Qila in 1998, 54 years later. The five-decade career included Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur and Ram Aur Shyam and later, as he graduated to character roles, Shakti and Karma. He was known to generations of film-goers as ‘tragedy king’ for his portrayal of the brooding, intense romantic in classics such as Mughal-e-Azam and Devdas.