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Dilip Kumar, Greatest Actor of Hindi Cinema, dies at 98

Published On: 07 July 2021 | Bollywood | By:

Dilip Kumar, Greatest Actor of Hindi Cinema, dies at 98
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Legendary actor and one of the thespian of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar passed away at 98. The actor was recuperating from age-related health issues for the last few days and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital on June 30. Dilip Kumar was the last survived actor of the Golden period of Hindi Cinema.

Dilip Kumar, the Greatest actor of Hindi Cinema, dies at 98. 

The actor had been recovering from age-related medical problems throughout the previous few days and had been conceded to the emergency clinic on numerous occasions. He was conceded to the emergency unit of Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital on June 30. Kumar's significant other Saira Banu had been with him all through. Sharing the dismal news, his family companion Faisal Farooqui tweeted through the entertainer's handle: "With crushing sadness and significant despondency, I declare the death of our darling Dilip Saab, few moments prior. We are from God and to Him we return"

Many Bollywood celebrities including filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, Vidya Balan, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Shabana Azmi and others arrived at Dilip Kumar's house to pay their last respects to the legendary actor. The actor's longtime aide Faisal Farooqui said that the last rites will be held at the Juhu Muslim Cemetery in Santacruz west, around 5 p.m.

Earlier, Saira Banu had assured fans that Kumar's condition was stable. Banu's last tweet read, "Dilip Kumar Sahab's health is still stable. He is still in ICU, we want to take him home but we are waiting for doctors' approval as they know his medical condition as soon as doctors allow, will take him home. He will not be discharged today. Need prayers of his fans, he will be back soon."

Prior, Dilip Kumar was hospitalized on June 6 subsequent to encountering windedness. He was determined to have reciprocal pleural emanation - a development of overabundance liquid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and went through an effective pleural desire methodology. He was released following five days.

Known as the Tragedy King' of Bollywood, the veteran actor's career spanned over six decades. He has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like Devdas(1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He was last seen in Qila in 1998.

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