Veteran actor of Hindi cinema Dilip Kumar has passed away at the age of 98. He had been suffering from respiratory problems since last month, due to which he was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. This is where Dilip Kumar breathed his last. Dilip Sahab was accompanied by his wife and actress Saira Banu till his last breath. Saira was taking special care of Dilip Kumar and was also appealing to the fans to pray continuously.
The news of Dilip Kumar’s death has spread mourning in the film industry. Celebs are paying tribute to the actor by sharing social media posts. Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital due to difficulty in breathing. At that point the fluid collected outside his lungs was successfully removed by the doctors and he was discharged from the hospital five days later. There is a wave of mourning across the country due to the news of Dilip’s passing. From Bollywood stars to politicians, everyone is constantly expressing their grief. Last year, Dilip Kumar lost his two younger brothers Aslam Khan (88) and Ehsan Khan (90) to the coronavirus. After which he did not even celebrate his birthday and wedding anniversary. However, Saira Banu had told that the news of the death of both the brothers was not given to Dilip Sahab
Dilip Kumar was born on 11 December 1922 in Pakistan and his maiden name was Yusuf Khan. Later he got fame on screen as Dilip Kumar. He changed his name at the behest of a producer, after which people came to know him on the screen as Dilip Kumar.
Dilip Kumar’s early education took place in Nashik. He later decided to act in films and made his debut with the film ‘Jwar Bhata’ released in 1944. His pairing with actress Noor Jahan became a hit after the initial films did not work. The film ‘Jugnu’ became Dilip Kumar’s first hit film. Dilip sahib has given many successive hits. His film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ became the highest grossing film of that time. Released in August 1960, the film was the most expensive film to be made at that time.
Dilip Kumar has received eight Filmfare Awards. According to media reports, Dilip Kumar’s name is recorded in the Guinness World Records for winning the most awards. Dilip Kumar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015. He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha from 2000 to 2006. He was also awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s best civilian honour, in 1998.