“Rest In Glory” – Tributes To Dilip Kumar From Actors Spanning Generations

"An institution has gone... Whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be 'before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar': Amitabh Bachchan

WEB DESK: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who died on Wednesday morning, leaves behind a legacy of iconic films and a bundle of inspiration for Bollywood actors across generations.

He died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, where he was admitted for about a week. He was taken to the hospital after complaining of breathlessness – it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the same month.

“He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am,” Dr Jalil Parkar, who had been treating Dilip Kumar, told news agency PTI.

Actors from the Hindi film industry paid tribute to Dilip Kumar on social media.

“An institution has gone… Whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’ … My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss. Deeply saddened ,” tweeted Amitabh Bachchan.

“To the world many others may be heroes. To us actors, he was The Hero. Dilip Kumar Sir has taken an entire era of Indian cinema away with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti,” tweeted Akshay Kumar.

Sharing a bunch of unseen pictures with Dilip Kumar, actress Madhuri Dixit wrote, “I was fortunate to have spent some time with him both on & off-screen and I’ll cherish those memories forever. Praying for the peace of his departed soul and my heartfelt condolence to the family.”Sharing a bunch of unseen pictures with Dilip Kumar, actress Madhuri Dixit wrote, “I was fortunate to have spent some time with him both on & off-screen and I’ll cherish those memories forever. Praying for the peace of his departed soul and my heartfelt condolence to the family.”

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan remembered Dilip Kumar as “one of the greatest actors of India.”

Actor Sanjay Dutt said that late Dilip Kumar was “like a father figure in my life.” He tweeted, “A huge loss for the film fraternity and for all of us, we have lost a legend today. My deepest condolences to Saira ji, may God give her strength in this tough time.”

Actor Anil Kapoor, who worked with Dilip Kumar in Mashaal (1984) and Karma (1986), called the legendary actor “one of our brightest stars.”

Ajay Devgn, recalling fond memories with the legend, tweeted, “Shared many moments with the legend…some very personal, some on stage. Yet, nothing really prepared me for his passing away. An institution, a timeless actor. Heartbroken. Deepest condolences to Sairaji.”

Actor Suniel Shetty also expressed his grief over the passing of Dilip Kumar. He tweeted, “Today marks the end of an era, as we lost the brightest star of Indian Cinema. You will always live in our hearts Dilip Sahab. Rest in Peace.”

Actor Jackie Shroff posted a priceless throwback picture with Dilip Kumar on his Instagram account and offered his condolences to the legendary actor’s family.

 

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Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol shared a throwback picture of Dilip Kumar and tweeted, “End of an Era.”

Actor-director Farhan Akhtar offered his condolences to Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu and their family.

Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar remembered Dilip Kumar as “a purist par excellence.” He tweeted, “A man who will continue to inspire generations to come. A human being so sophisticated and refined that chapters could be written on the cadence of each line he spoke. End of an era that will nonetheless remain timeless. #DilipKumar #RestInPeace.”

Riteish Deshmukh thanked the legend for his contribution to every actor’s life in the form of inspiration and wrote: “Every actor that faces the camera today will thank Dilip Sahab for the being their teacher. Truly an institution. Am completely heartbroken today, will miss his pat on my back, his smile with a twinkle in the eye and fond kisses on my forehead.” He also wrote: “Dilip Sahab- you will always be the king amongst kings. Greatest of all times. You were a hero to every generation. Rest in glory Sir. My deepest condolences to Saira ji, the entire family, loved ones and millions of fans across the globe.”

“How to mourn you Dilip Kumar Saab… The Greatest … Ever … Grateful to have witnessed on-screen and be spellbound by your genius,” tweeted actress Huma Qureshi.

Shahid Kapoor condoled the demise of actor Dilip Kumar, and said: “We are all nothing but versions of you, Dilip Saab.”

Dilip Kumar was best-known for his performances in classics such as Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Shakti, Naya Daur and Ram Aur Shyam, to name a few. He was last seen in the 1998 film Qila.

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