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Bollywood Legend Dilip Kumar Dies at 98




Legendary actor Dilip Kumar who has been suffering from age-related health issues for a while leaves for heavenly abode today i.e., on Wednesday, July 7.

The 98-year old actor passed away at 7-30 am today. His funeral will happen at Juhu Qabrastan at 5 pm, today in Mumbai. Dilip Kumar’s body has been moved from the hospital to his Bandra residence in Mumbai.

More popular as the tragedy king of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar was admitted to Hinduja hospital a number of times in the last month following complaints about difficulty in breathing. The family however felt that his health was improving.

Dilip Kumar passes away Today – All Updates

His family friend Faisal Farooqui took to Dilip Kumar’s Twitter handle to announce the sad news of his death this morning. He tweeted by saying, “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.”

Veteran actor Saira Banu, wife of late actor Dilip Kumar also tweeted on the actor’s Twitter handle about his health on Monday. She said that Dilip Kumar’s health is doing better and also urged his fans to pray for his recovery. Here is what she said, “We are grateful for God’s infinite mercy on Dilip Sahib that his health is improving. We are still in hospital and request your prayers and duas so that Insha’Allah he is healthy and discharged soon. Saira Banu Khan.”

Earlier, the Mughal-e-Azam actor was admitted to the same hospital on June 6 following complaints of breathlessness. The actor then got diagnosed with bilateral Pleural effusion which is also known as ‘water on the lungs’ i.e., a situation where excess fluid builds up between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs. However, Mr. Kumar went through a pleural aspiration procedure then and got it done successfully.

Late actor Dilip Kumar has touched the hearts of the audiences with his amazing performances. His acting which spans over a period of five decades involves mega-hits like Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ram Aur Shyam, Ganga Jamuna, Kohinoor among others.

Social media poured in with heartfelt condolence messages for the great actor. Celebrities are also taking to social media to express their sorrow and condolences for this great loss to the Indian film industry.

Tweets from Celebrities on Dilip Kumar’s Death

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan tweeted as:

Actor Suniel Shetty tweeted as:

Here is the message from actor Sunny Deol:

Here is what actor Sanjay Dutt shared on his Instagram handle:

Condolence message from actor Raj Babbar:

We also express our sorrow and condolences on losing this great actor and pray to God to give strength to his family and friends.

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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