The death on Wednesday of actor Dilip Kumar stunned and saddened the entire Indian film industry. The famous actor, who died at the age of 98, left a gap in cinema and a large body of work to inspire future directors and actors. Dilip Kumar, who had been suffering from health problems for months, died in Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital.
Dilip Kumar Ji will get regarded as a cinematic great, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He had unrivaled brilliance, which attracted audiences of all ages. Our cultural world has suffered a loss with his death. Please accept my condolences on behalf of his family, friends, and legions of admirers. RIP.
Dilip Kumar had spent the last few years in and out of hospitals, suffering from diseases ranging from renal disease to pneumonia. The actor celebrated his 94th birthday a few years ago in the hospital, where he was suffering from a fever and a swollen leg. Dilip Kumar survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Saira Banu, who would have turned 99 in December.
Dilip Kumar, actual name Yusuf Khan, starred in NayaDaur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz, Madhumati, and Ganga Jamuna, among other films in Indian cinema. In the 1940s, Dilip Kumar's career lasted several decades. From the 1980s on, he shifted from romantic-tragic leads to character parts in films like Kranti, Shakti, Karma, and Saudagar. His final picture, Qila, was released in 1998.