Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday. He was 98. He was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital on June 30. Kumar, known to generations of film-goers as ‘tragedy king’, had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Hinduja Hospital, a non-Covid-19 facility, since Tuesday.
A source told ETimes, “The doyen of Indian film industry Mr Dilip Kumar breathed his last today at 7. 30 am at Khar Hinduja hospital after a long and protracted illness. May God bless his soul in heaven.”
“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,” family friend Faisal Farooqui posted from the actor’s Twitter handle.
The ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ actor had been in and out of hospitals in the last one month and the family was hoping he would get better. On Monday (5 July 2021), the late legend’s wife Saira Banu informed fans that the megastar’s health is improving and requested them to pray for him so that he gets discharged from the hospital.
She tweeted, “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.”