Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passes away at 98 in Mumbai

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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar died “breathed his last early on Wednesday” (July 7) after a long and protracted illness.

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar died (passed away) in Mumbai on Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 98 years old.

Dilip Kumar breathed his last at 7.30 am at Khar Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Behind him is his wife Saira Bano who is a veteran actress herself.

Announcing the sad news, Dilip Kumar’s family friend Faisal Farooqi tweeted from the actor’s official Twitter handle, “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. – Faisal Farooqui – Faisal Farooqi (sic).


Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital twice in June. He was rushed to the hospital on June 6 complaining of shortness of breathing. Dilip Kumar was discharged on June 11 after being diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion and receiving appropriate treatment.

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However, he had similar respiratory problems on June 30 and was admitted to the hospital again.

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A few days ago, Saira Bano was spotted outside the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. She had waved hands with the paparazzi gathered there and assured them that Dilip Kumar is doing well. She had also requested all to remember Dilip Saab in prayers and duas.

The famous veteran legendary actor had starred in many Hindi classic films in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of these films include Mughal-E-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, Ganga Jamna, Ram And Shyam, and others.

Dilip Kumar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

Mohammad Yusuf Khan (11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021), better known by his stage name Dilip Kumar, was an Indian actor and film producer who worked in Hindi cinema. Known as the “Tragic King” for his portrayal of Bollywood’s “The First Khan” with serious roles and background, he has been described as the best and most successful film star in the world. He is credited with bringing a different look. acting for the cinema. Kumar holds the record for the most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (eight, later equaled by Shah Rukh Khan), and was also the inaugural recipient of the award.

Dilip Kumar’s personal life has been the subject of much discussion in the media. He had a long-standing relationship with actress and often co-star Madhubala, which ended in 1957 after a Naya Daur court case. Dilip Kumar married the actress Saira Bano in 1966 and lived in Bandra, Mumbai until his death in 2021.

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