PM Modi Mourns Legendary Actor Dilip Kumar’s Demise

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Published: July 7,2021 11:48 AM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who breathed his last on Wednesday morning.

July 7, 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who breathed his last on Wednesday morning.



Taking to Twitter, PM Modi remembered Dilip Kumar as a ‘cinematic legend’.



“Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled,” the tweet read.



“His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP,” the tweet further read.





PM Modi also spoke to late star Dilip Kumar’s wife and veteran actor Saira Banu to convey his condolences.



Dilip Kumar, who is survived by his wife Saira Banu, died at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital. He was admitted on June 30 after he complained of breathlessness.



Confirming the news of Dilip Kumar’s demise, his spokesperson Faisal Farooqi tweeted earlier, “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.”





Remembering Dilip Kumar, one can never forget his remarkable contribution to Indian cinema.



Dilip Kumar, real name Yusuf Khan, Known as the 'Tragedy King' of Bollywood, the veteran actor's career spanned over six decades. He appeared in some of Indian cinema's most iconic and landmark films including Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz, Madhumati and Ganga Jamuna. Film lore has it that he rejected the role of Sherif Ali in David Lean's Lawrence Of Arabia, eventually played by Omar Sharif. Dilip Kumar's career spanned several decades, starting in the '40s. He transitioned from playing the romantic-tragic lead to character roles from the '80s on, in films such as Kranti, Shakti, Karma and Saudagar. 1998's Qila was his last film.