One of the greatest actors of the Golden Age in Indian cinema from the 1940s to the 1960s, Dilip Kumar aka Yousuf Khan passed away at 98 on Wednesday in Mumbai.
The legendary actor was shifted to the intensive care unit on June 30 due to health issues related to old age. On early Wednesday, a family friend Faisal Farooqui confirmed that Kumar was no more.
Alongside Bollywood and India, the Pakistani Prime Minister, celebrities, and people also expressed grief and sorrow on his death.
“I can never forget his generosity in giving his time to help raise funds for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Hospital when the project was launched,” Pakistan’s Prime Minister wrote in a Tweet.
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.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 7, 2021
— Sajjad Ali (@sajjad_official) July 7, 2021
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— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) July 7, 2021
The quintessential tragedy king. The first actor of the subcontinent. @TheDilipKumar sahab, aap jasa na koi tha, na he hoga.
The last picture is from his visit to his birthplace Peshawar on top of Qila Bala Hisaar.
Inna lillahi wa inna elaihi rajaoon. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/nEeJINDKN0
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 7, 2021
ﺇِﻧَّﺎ ﻟِﻠّﻪِ ﻭَﺇِﻧَّـﺎ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻪِ ﺭَﺍﺟِﻌﻮﻥ
The end of an era as the world bids farewell to an institution – rest in power, Yusuf sahab.#DilipKumar
— Maya Ali (@mayaali07) July 7, 2021