On Wednesday, July 7, veteran actor Dilip Kumar took his last breath. He passed away at the age of 98 due to an age-related illness. Tributes started pouring in for the legendary actor on social media after his demise was annoucned. Several film celebrities paid their respects to the actor when his mortal remains were brought to his Bandra residence from the hospital.
Actor Aamir Khan penned a note for the legendary actor through the Instagram handle of his production house. “Thank you, Yusuf sahab, for the invaluable, priceless and unique gift you have given all of us through your work. For me, you have always been and always will be the greatest ever. Salaam,” he wrote.
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Dubbed as the tragedy king in Indian cinema for his phenomenal performances, Dilip Kumar, born as Mohammed Yusuf Khan, acted in over 65 films in his legendary career. Kumar made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata. Three years after, the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan, was the first major hit for Kumar. He was part of the movies like Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Dastaan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He was last seen in Qila in 1998.