Dilip Kumar passes away at the age of 98
Dilip Kumar, 98 years old, was the last Indian cinema thespian to breathe. He died at the PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on 7 July. After a long battle with health problems, he died. After suffering from episodes of severe breathlessness, Dilip Sahab was admitted to the hospital. The news was confirmed by Dr. Jalil Parkar who was treating him.
Faisal Farooqui was managing Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account. This also confirmed the death of the actor. “With a heavy heart and deep grief, I announce Dilip Saab’s passing. Farooqui tweeted, “We are from God, and to Him will we return.”
An ANI tweet stated, “Veteran actor Dilip K Kumar has died at the age of 98,” Dr. Jalil Parkar, a pulmonologist who treated the actor at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital, said in a tweet.
Dilip Kumar had been last updated by his family on 5 July. They had also tweeted that he was improving. We are thankful for God’s infinite mercy upon Dilip Sahib. His health is improving. We remain in hospital. We ask for your prayers and duas to ensure that he is soon released from the hospital. Saira Banu Khan” was the tweet.
After complaining of breathlessness, he was admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital Khar in Mumbai’s Khar. He was being treated by a team of healthcare workers, led by Dr. NitinGokhale.
Dilip Kumar was first seen in action with Jwar Bhata in 1944. He rose to prominence with Jugnu three years later. He continued his success with hits like Shaheed, Mela, and he became the romantic star of Mehboob Khan’s Andaz. In which he starred alongside Raj Kapoor, Nargis, and others. Over 65 films were part of his illustrious career, which spanned over five decades. Due to his portrayal as a lover who is in a sham, he is known as the Tragedy King.
Dilip Kumar’s most iconic role is that of Prince Salim, in Mughal-E-Azam. This film was the greatest romance story ever told, and it remains one of his most memorable roles. K Asif’s epic love story, which was made over seven years ago, became the highest-grossing Indian film in the 1960s. It held that record for nearly 15 years until Sholay’s release. His acting talents have inspired many actors including Amitabh Chauhan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Dilip Kumar made his last screen appearance in 1998 when he was cast in Qila (directed by Umesh Mehra), which had him playing a dual role. Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar (1990) was the first film to feature Dilip Kumar on-screen. It was a huge hit at the box office. Many attempts have been made to get Dilip Kumar back onto the screen since Qila. These include Subhash Ghai’s attempt to make Mother Land, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bacchan, and JP Dutta’s Aakhri Mughal. He also had the opportunity to direct Kalinga’s first film in the 90s. However, the film was cut short after it was shot at 70%.
He is considered one of the most important actors in Hindi cinema’s history and holds the Guinness World Record of Indian actors winning the most awards. He has won many awards throughout his career, including eight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and one Lifetime Achievement Award for Filmfare.