- “For my generation Dilip Kumar was the greatest and most versatile actor,” tweets PM Imran Khan.
- “I can never forget his generosity in giving his time to help raise funds for SKMTH,” tweets the prime minister.
- “His appearance in Pakistan and London helped raise huge amounts,” says PM Khan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday lavished reward on Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar, saying that he may always remember the late celebrity’s generosity when it got here to elevating funds for Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital.
Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja hospital, confirmed Kumar had handed away Wednesday, on the age of 98.
“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip saab,” Faisal Farooqui – a household pal – posted on the actor’s official Twitter.
Taking to Twitter, PM Khan hailed Kumar, saying that his appearances in London and Pakistan helped elevate some huge cash for the most cancers hospital.
“Saddened to learn of Dilip Kumar’s passing. I can never forget his generosity in giving his time to help raise funds for SKMTH when project launched. This is the most difficult time – to raise first 10% of the funds & his appearance in Pak & London helped raise huge amounts,” he tweeted.
“Apart from this, for my generation Dilip Kumar was the greatest and most versatile actor,” added the premier.
When Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar lavished reward on Imran Khan
An previous video clip of Kumar heaping reward on the prime minister has gone viral, when PM Khan was not a politician and was recognized for being a cricket legend across the globe.
“I have never, in my whole career, seen one single individual, take up so much on himself and do it with such finesse, with such grace and with such astounding success,” Kumar could be heard within the clip saying.
The digital camera focuses on Khan, who could be seen listening to the speech, smiling shyly because the viewers applauds.
Kumar goes on to hail Khan as a “shining example” for all those that take to sports activities or every other service and convey adulation to it.
“Blessed was the womb of the mother who bore such a beautiful and brave boy,” Kumar then says, pointing in direction of Khan. “A boy who has such lofty aspirations”.
The clip then concludes with Kumar telling the viewers how fortunate Pakistanis have been that that they had Khan of their midst, including that it was exceptional how he had “batted and bowled his way” to superstardom.