Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar passed away at the age of 98 in Mumbai‘s Hinduja
Hospital on July 7. He was admitted to hospital after experiencing breathlessness on
June 30. The actor’s family announced his passing away with ‘profound grief
As soon as the news broke, social media was flooded with tributes to the legendary
actor. Many television celebs like Nakuul Mehta, Karan V Grover, and Surbhi Jyoti
took to Twitter to pay their last respects.
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The actor, 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“,
is survived by his wife Saira Banu.
The last rites will be held at 5 pm at the Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai,
a post from his Twitter handle said.
Dilip Kumar, who embodied the best of India through his work and seven decades
in public life, had been admitted to the Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility in
Khar, since last Tuesday.
“He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am,” Dr. Jalil Parkar, who had been
treating Dilip Kumar said.
Dilip Kumar, born Yousuf Khan in Peshawar on December 11, 1922, was 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.