Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered his condolences over the demise of veteran actor Dilip Kumar…reports Asian Lite News.
Of course, it’s an end to a fruitful era of Indian Cinema. Veteran Bollywood actor Mohammed Yusuf Khan, world-famous as Dilip Kumar, passed away here in the early hours of Wednesday, his family and aides said.
“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab a few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return,” said the thespian’s longtime aide Faisal Farooqui in a tweet.
Dilip Kumar had been admitted to the P.D. Hinduja Hospital on June 30 for a variety of age-related health issues. His wife Saira Banu Khan had earlier tweeted about his improving medical condition. But that was a shortlived glimmer of hope.
Modi remembers the cinematic legend
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered his condolences over the demise of veteran actor Dilip Kumar.
Modi said Dilip Kumar will be remembered as a “cinematic legend” and his death is a loss to the cultural world.
“Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Dilip Kumar breathed his last on Wednesday morning due to age-related illness.
He was 98. He died at the private Hinduja Hospital where he had been admitted for certain breathing issues.