Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar handed away Wednesday on the age of 98, leaving followers in South East Asia unhappy and mourning his demise.
Hundreds throughout the globe, together with notable actors, actresses and different celebrities who loved his movies over the many years, are paying tribute to the legend.
Folks in Pakistan too confirmed their adulation for Kumar, particularly Pakistani politicians, who took to social media to recall his achievements and categorical their love for the actor.
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif paid tribute to Kumar, saying that Peshawar’s Yusuf Khan reigned for a few years in Bollywood as Dilip Kumar and right now, left the world within the type of a legend.
Pakistan’s Inside Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad mentioned he discovered Kumar, in his encounters with the actor, a “charming personality”.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb mentioned the characters essayed by Kumar and the dialogues he delivered with such ardour turned fairly standard with the plenty.
She termed his demise an excellent loss.
Unhappy at Kumar’s passing, President Alvi mentioned he was “an outstanding actor, a humble man, and a dignified personality”.
Dilip Kumar passes away
Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja hospital, confirmed the Bollywood legend had handed away Wednesday.
“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip saab,” Faisal Farooqui – a household buddy – posted on the actor’s official Twitter.
The legendary actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital after complaining of breathlessness – it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the identical month.
Dilip Kumar had been out and in of hospital over the previous couple of years with a number of well being issues starting from a kidney ailment to pneumonia.
Born on December 11, 1922 in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) as Mohammad Yousuf Khan, he started his movie profession in 1944 with Jawar Bhata.
The versatile actor, who would have been 99 in December, is survived by his spouse of 75 years, Saira Banu.
Condolences poured in from political, social and cultural circles in India and Pakistan as they mourned the lack of the actor.