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Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar passes away aged 98

Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar passes away aged 98
July 7, 2021

MUMBAI DELHI (Web Desk) – Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away in Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital on Wednesday. He was 98.

He was taken to hospital on last Wednesday after breathe complication  and it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the same month.

Dilip Kumar, real name Yusuf Khan, was born in Mohallah Khuda Dad on December 11, 1922. He was awarded Nishan-i-Pakistan by the Pakistan government in 1998.

His career spanned several decades, starting in the '40s. He appeared in some of Indian cinema's landmark films, including Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz, Madhumati and Ganga Jamuna.

He transitioned from playing the romantic-tragic lead to character roles from the '80s on, in films such as Kranti, Shakti, Karma and Saudagar. 1998's Qila was his last film. Dilip Kumar received India's Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan and the Dada Saheb Phalke awards.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed, Senator Faisal Javed and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif have expressed grief and sorrow over the death of legend actor Dilip Kumar.

In a tweet, President Dr Arif Alvi said: "Sorry to see Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) depart from his worldly abode. An outstanding actor, a humble man, and a dignified personality. Condolences to the immediate family and his huge family of admirers. May his soul rest in peace."