End Of An Era: Tributes Pour In For ‘Tragedy King’ Dilip Kumar
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away at the age of 98 after prolonged illness. He was admitted twice to the hospital last month.
India media quoted Dr. Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital, as confirming the reports of his death.
Dilip Kumar was known as the tragedy king of the Indian cinema. The veteran actor featured in more than 65 films. He began his acting career in 1944 with the movie ‘Jwar Bhata’. In 1947, ‘Jugnu’ in which he acted alongside Noor Jehan was a hit for him.
The actor last appeared in the movie ‘Qila’ in 1998. Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Daag, Dastaan and Kranti are among his popular films.
Social media users have been paying glowing tributes to the actor since the news of his demise came out.
The Indian president also reacted to the news.
Dilip Kumar summarised in himself a history of emerging India. The thespian’s charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent. With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 7, 2021
Saddened to hear about the demise of the most versatile actor of the big screen & heartthrob of his era Muhammed Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar ji. Any Age Or Any Role, he never failed to mesmerise us. He took away an era with him.
May the legendary soul Rest In Peace!🙏🏻#DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/ZX8t4tY63N
— Pankaj Ratandhayra (@impankajR1) July 7, 2021
The nation has lost one of its biggest legend. Dilip Kumar's demise marks the end of an era.
Through his art, Dilip Saab will live forever. pic.twitter.com/ZJJ6dKwtmA
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 7, 2021
The actor’s Pakistani fans are also heartbroken over the news.
The man who enthralled many generations of cinema fans with his talent is gone. I remember when he came to Pakistan my mother & grandmother were so excited – they became little coquettes when they met him! ♥️
Dilip Kumar, the king is dead. May he rest in peace. A true legend. pic.twitter.com/aT07bLtirS
— Fifi Haroon (@fifiharoon) July 7, 2021
Death of a legend. Dilip Kumar inspired millions of people all over the world visited Pakistan in 1997 as State guest and stayed in Karachi.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) July 7, 2021