Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passes away at 98
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has passed away at the age of 98 on 7th July 2021 in the morning. Dilip Kumar is popularly known as the tragedy king of Bollywood. he is survived by his wife, veteran actor Saira Banu.
- He was taking treatment from Hinduja hospital in Mumbai after suffering from breathlessness.
- Dilip Kumar — born Yusuf Khan — was a trendsetter in terms of acting style, and inspired generations of actors
- He has worked in the best known films like Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Azaad, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Kranti, Karma, Ram Aur Shyam, among others.
About Dilip Kumar
- Dilip Kumar was born in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar (Pakistan) to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan.
- He started his filmy career with 1944’s Jwar Bhata.
- 1947’s Jugnu, also starring Noor Jehan, the film was hit.
- He became the first actor who won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in the year 1954 and won it a total of 8 times.
Actor Dilip Kumar award and honors
- Dilip Kumar was also the recipient of Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, and became the Indian actor who received this award.
- He was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to cinema.
- He also was conferred with Padma Vibhushan Award, the second-highest civilian award of the country.
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