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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was popularly known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, passes away at the age of 98 on Wednesday, 7 July 2021, due to prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife veteran actress Saira Banu.
He was admitted to Hinduja hospital in Mumbai after he complained of breathlessness.
Dilip Kumar born Yusuf Khan, was a trendsetter in terms of acting style, and inspired generations of actors across the various streams of Indian cinema. Hailed as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian Cinema. His career spanned over five iconic decades. He was considered a master of understatement, and eschewed the loud and theatrical elements of acting.
Dilip Kumar’s best known films are Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Kranti, Vidhaata, Shakti and Mashaal, to name just a few.
Dilip Kumar debuted in films with 1944’s Jwar Bhata. It was 1947’s Jugnu, which gave him recognition. But it was the 1949, released film Andaz with Raj Kapoor and Nargis, that made Dilip Kumar a big star. He was the first actor to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 1954, and won it a total of 8 times. He and Shah Rukh Khan jointly hold the record for most Filmfare trophies.
Dilip Kumar is listed in the Guinness World Records for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor. He is also credited as the first method actor in India. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
Dilip Kumar was last seen in the 1998 film Qila. His death has left a gaping void in the film industry.
Hello Mumbai News Editor-In-Chief Aleem Sheikh and Team offer profound condolence to Dilip Kumar
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