Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come forward and offered his last respects to legendary actor Dilip Kumar who passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 98.
The Padma Vibhushan recipient was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai after complaining of breathlessness. The news was confirmed by Dr Jaleel Parkar, the pulmonologist who was treating the lead actor. Later one of his family friends Faisal Farooqui tweeted from the actor's official Twitter handle.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Sachin Tendulkar remembered the deceased actor by saying that there will never be another like Dilip Kumar.
Furthermore, Tendulkar also mentioned that the 'Madhumati' actor's contribution to Indian cinema is unparalleled and he will be missed dearly. The 2011 World Cup winner concluded by offering his heartfelt condolences to the late actor's wife & yesteryear actress Saira Banu and the family.
Rest in Peace Dilip Kumar ji!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2021
There will never be another like you.
Your contribution to Indian cinema is unparalleled and you’ll be missed dearly. My heartfelt condolences to Saira Banu ji & the family. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/9yw80eTegZ
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, others from the cricketing fraternity including Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, and, Yuvraj Singh also paid their last tribute to the 'Devdas' star.
Born Mohammed Yusuf aka Dilip Kumar sahb .. He was one of the last surviving stars of the Hindi film industry's 1940s–1960s “Golden Age”.— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 7, 2021
May you rest in eternal peace Dilip sahib (11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021).#RipDilipKumar sir 🙏🙏#legend
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Dilip Kumar ji. Another legend passes, marking the end of an era.— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 7, 2021
His contribution to cinema is unmatched and unprecedented. My deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/eWnPNbemEO
Today, an icon who was loved by generations passes away. Rest in peace Dilip ji. My condolences to the family 🙏— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2021
The family informed that the last rites will be held at 5 pm at Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai. Dilip Kumar had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Mumbai hospital, has shown improvement in his health, his wife Saira Banu said on July 5... The 98-year-old screen icon was admitted to suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility, last week to address age-related "medical issues" days after being discharged from the same hospital.
Burial today at 5:00 PM. Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
Known as the 'Tragedy King of Bollywood', veteran actor Dilip Kumar was one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian Cinema.
Dilip Kumar’s real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan. As per reports, Dilip Kumar was also the first superstar who had successfully won the trophy for the Best Actor in Filmfare Award.
Dilip made his debut in the movie Jwar Bhata (1944) on the recommendation of iconic star Ashok Kumar, who was his mentor in the initial days of his career.
Dilip Kumar has acted in over 65 films during the course of his career which spanned over 5 decades. He is best known for his iconic roles in movies like 'Devdas '(1955), 'Naya Daur' (1957), 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960), 'Ganga Jamuna' (1961), 'Kranti' (1981), and 'Karma' (1986). The veteran actor was last seen in 'Qila' (1998). He has been felicitated with numerous honours and awards, including the Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Government of India.