Dilip Kumar’s magic lives on, celebrities remember the legend
As they say, ‘Legends never die, they live on in our memories’, Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar who has passed away at the age of 98 will never be able to diminish the impact he has made on our souls with his powerful skills.
The passing away news of actor Dilip who is celebrated for his skills on a massive scale has managed to take the internet by storm as DilipKumar is the top Twitter trend currently.
While many have chosen this moment to reveal the impression Dilip has made on the masses through his engaging acting demeanour.
The President of India applauded the actor’s charm also how he was loved throughout the subcontinent. As everyone is quoting, the president also linked the demise of actor Dilip with the statement, ‘an era has ended with the death of Dilip Kumar’.
Dilip Kumar summarised in himself a history of emerging India. The thespian’s charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent. With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 7, 2021
Actor Amitabh Bachchan has taken to his Twitter handle to portray immense sadness by making a smart observation, “Whenever the history of Indian cinema will be written, it shall always be before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar.”
T 3958 - An institution has gone .. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be 'before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar' ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 7, 2021
My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss .. 🤲🤲🤲
Deeply saddened .. 🙏
"For me the best actor in the Hindi film industry is #DilipKumar sahab. I have never really looked beyond that. He has been my idol. I've watched every one of his works. Whenever history of film industry is written it'd be 'Before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar":@SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/xJFkN38LmW— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) July 7, 2021
Indian actor Anupam Kher emphasises on how Mr Kumar’s acting was ‘magic’ and that the deceased actor taught Kher a lot regarding life matters.
The legend lives on!! There is and there will always be a part of #DilipKumar Saab in every Indian actor for generations to come! His performances were like magic. Thank you Sir for those amazing moments i could spend with you! You taught me so much about life, living & acting! pic.twitter.com/edlguQez9i— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 7, 2021
Pakistani cricketer Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi has also offered his condolences. Here is his tweet:
Indeed to Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 7, 2021
A huge loss for Yousuf Khan sahib's fans from KPK to Mumbai and across the globe. He lives on in our hearts. Deepest condolences to Saira Banu sahiba. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/T51NelBl6O
Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital has confirmed to Indian media the death of Dilip Kumar.
"With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago," family friend Faisal Farooqui wrote in a tweet from the actor's official account. "We are from God and to Him we return," he added.
One of our fondest and most cherished memories with the superstar #DilipKumar was this iconic shoot marking 100 years of Indian Cinema. Everyone on the set, right from #AmitabhBachchan and #ShahRukhKhan couldn’t get enough of the legendary actor.— Filmfare (@filmfare) July 7, 2021
May he rest in glory and peace! pic.twitter.com/fhZ37HdPdT
Dilip had been admitted to hospital after experiencing breathlessness on June 30, Faisal had said. On June 6, Dilip Kumar was hospitalised after a similar complaint.
The Hindi cinema veteran was then diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion -- a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days.
Kumar's career spans over five decades with mega hits like Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Ram Aur Shyam. His last big screen appearance was in the 1998 film Qila.