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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours Mumbai cemetery

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours Mumbai cemetery
July 7, 2021

MUMBAI (Web Desk) - Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was laid to rest at Juhu graveyard in Mumbai.

The thespian actor was given full state honours on Wednesday before he was taken to his final resting place.

He was honoured with a draping ceremony of the Indian flag during his funeral.

Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away in Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital. 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.

Funeral prayers in absentia held in Peshawar for Dilip Kumar

Resident of Peshawar offered funeral prayers in absentia for Indian actor Dilip Kumar who died at the age of 98 in Mumbai. The funeral prayers for the legendary actor were held in his ancestral home in Qissa Khwani.

Kumar, who won worldwide fame playing tragic heroes in Bollywood films, died on Wednesday and was laid to rest with state honours in India.

Fans crowded outside the crematorium in suburban Mumbai where the actor's body was taken, hoping to catch one last glimpse of the star of "Devdas" and "Mughal-E-Azam", whose family had moved from what is now Pakistan when he was a child.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan both expressed condolences.

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."