Veteran Actor Dilip Kumar Passes Away Aged 98

Dilip Kumar, one of the greatest Hindi actors to ever exist, has bid his farewell to the world today morning. Dr. Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating Dilip Kumar gave the dejected news at about 8 a.m. today. The veteran actor died at the age of 98 and his death has caused a country-wide trauma.

Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Hinduja hospital, Mumbai on 30 June due to a prolonged illness. And today, he breathed for the last time at about 7:30 a.m. His friend Faisal Farooqui tweeted from the actor’s official Twitter handle to inform us about this tragic event:

In the month of June, Dilip Kumar was admitted twice to hospital. On June 6, he was rushed to the hospital when he started facing breathing issues. He was discharged on 11 June but a few days ago, on June 30, he complained of facing the same breathing issues and was immediately taken to the hospital.

The Padma Bhushan awardee in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan awardee in 2016, Dilip Kumar’s contribution to Hindi cinema will always be remembered as one of the greatest. The Hindi cinema of the 1950s and 1960s is known as the Dilip-era and this era is the reason Hindi cinema has reached where it is today. You cannot include all of Dilip Kumar’s hits in just a paragraph, he’s given the industry more hits than any other star. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his final tribute to the legendary actor in a tweet:

The country can never forget the immeasurable contribution of Dilip Kumar to the Hindi Cinema. You will always be remembered!

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