Iconic Actor Dilip Kumar Passes Away At 98, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan And Several Others Pay Glowing Tributes

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It is an end of an era . Legendary actor Dilip Kumar died on Wednesday morning after prolonged illness, his family and doctors treating him said. He was 98.

Kumar, known to generations of film-goers as tragedy king’, had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility. He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am, Dr Jalil Parkar, who had been treating Kumar, told PTI.

‘With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return,’ family friend Faisal Farooqui posted from the actor’s Twitter handle.

The Mughal-e-Azam actor had been in and out of hospitals in the last one month and the family was hoping he would get better.

The nation mourned the passing away of an icon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the way in condoling the passing away of legendary actor Dilip Kumar. ‘He will be remembered as a cinematic legend,’ the PM said in a tweet. ‘He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world,’ the PM tweeted

Amitabh Bachchan , Bollywood Icon , wrote, “An institution has gone .. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’ .. My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss .. (Palms up together) Deeply saddened .. (Folded hands).

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