Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours

By: News Desk      Published: 05:57 PM, 7 Jul, 2021
Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar Wednesday was buried with full state honours in Mumbai, marking the end of an illustrious career as one of Indian cinema's most loved icons.

The 98-year-old actor, who passed away following prolonged illness, was laid to rest around 4:45 PM in the presence of family, including actor wife Saira Banu.

Kumar was given a gun salute, following which the police band paid him a tribute at the Juhu Qabrastan in Santacruz Mumbai. He was honoured with a draping ceremony of the Indian flag during his funeral.

While not more than 25-30 people were allowed inside the Qabrastan, the venue was packed with media and fans of the late star. The crowd, of nearly 100 people, was being controlled by the police.

Post the funeral, megastar Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan visited the Juhu Qabrastan to pay their respects to Kumar.

As per the state funeral protocols, Kumar's body was draped with the tricolor at his Pali Hill residence, before being moved to the burial ground.

More than 60 policemen were present at his residence. Adequate security measures were taken by the police to prevent people to enter the lane leading to Kumar's house.

News of his death shook the fraternity and beyond as many big faces in Bollywood penned heartfelt notes and touching tributes while many actors went to the late star's wife Saira Banu's house to offer their condolences.

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