MUMBAI: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, also known as Bollywood’s “tragic king,” passed away this morning at 7:30.
The actor was 98.
According to reports, the 98-year-old actor passed away due to prolonged illness.
The death of the veteran actor was also confirmed by the official Twitter account of the actor. It wrote, “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-Faisal Farooqui.”
With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago.
We are from God and to Him we return. – Faisal Farooqui
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
His funeral will be performed at 5 pm in Mumbai.
Dilip Kumar was born to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar locality of Peshawar (now Pakistan). He was born a pioneer in terms of acting technique, inspiring generations of performers throughout Indian cinema’s diverse genres.
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