The death of actor Dilip Kumar on Wednesday stunned and saddened the entire Indian film industry. The great actor, who died at the age of 98, left behind a hole in cinema as well as a large body of work for future filmmakers and actors to learn from. Dilip Kumar, who had been suffering from health problems for several months, died in Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital.
“It is with sadness that I announce the demise of our beloved Dilip Saab, who passed away just a few minutes ago. On the actor’s official Instagram account, his pal Faisal Farooqui said, “We are from God, and to Him we return.” Kumar, dubbed the “Tragedy King” of Bollywood, was a multi-genre actor who refused to be pigeonholed. Over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades, The prolific legend appeared in a variety of films, including comedies, dramas, and romances.
Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Azaad, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Kranti, Karma, Ram Aur Shyam, and others are among his best-known films.Dilip Kumar was also the first and only Indian to get Pakistan’s highest civilian award, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
In recognition of his contributions to the film industry, The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s top honour in the field, was bestowed upon Dilip Kumar. He was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian honour.He shared the record for most Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor category with Shah Rukh Khan, with eight. In 1954, he was the first person to win the award in the same category.