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Dilip Kumar no more: Celebs pay tribute, share why the legendary actor is an inspiration to all


Dilip Kumar, the doyen of Hindi Cinema, breathed his last on Wednesday. He was 98. The legendary actor is survived by his wife, actor Saira Banu – Jyothi Venkatesh

The news of his demise has left the entire film fraternity, his friends and fans across the globe, shocked, sad and in mourning.

Celebrities offer their condolences to his family, talk about his contribution to Hindi cinema and what they have learnt from him.

They also tell us about their favourite film of the artist, whose expression, signature smile and the way he put life into his characters on screen continues to impress and inspire many.

Aly Goni

Dilip Kumar was a fantastic actor. There can never be another Dilip Kumar in Bollywood. He knew his craft well and the wide range of roles he did only goes on to say the artist that he was.

From Mughal-E-Azam to Shakti to Mashal, he added his own persona to the characters taking them to another level. He will live through his films forever.

Saahil Uppal

Dilip Kumar was a legend. He lived life in an exemplary way and is an institution in himself. I have all his films that I have been lucky enough to watch.

But my favourite among them are Devdas and Mughal-E-Azam. I have watched these films multiple times.

His brand of cinema is like books that help you learn. He will live through his films forever.

Jasmin Bhasin

Today I woke up to the sad news of Dilip Kumar passing away. He was a legend. My parents loved his films so much that we got to watch them a lot while growing up.

I loved him in Saudagar. His subtle acting breathed life into the characters he performed in various films. Rest in peace Dilip saab!

Parull Chaudhry

Just got to know about the unfortunate news of Dilip Kumar passing away. We all know he was not keeping unwell for a long time but did not expect this would happen.

What a journey he had. I have always looked up to him. He is an inspiration to every actor in the industry. He has done some fabulous work.

I loved Mughal-e-Azam. I remember how much I enjoyed watching his films Kranti, Karma, Ram Aur Shyam, Saudagar, among many others.

We had the video cassette of Karma at home and I remember watching the film quite a few times on video player along with my family.

He is a legend in the true sense of the term. May his soul rest in peace. My prayers for his family and Saira Banu ji, may God give them strength.

Dusshyant Wag

Dilip saab was a school of acting in himself. He was a master of subtle acting. His immense talent and pure acting brilliance mesmerised everyone.

He gave a new direction to Indian cinema by choosing realistic scripts like Naya Daur. He touched the hearts of Indian audience by becoming one of them in movies like Ram Aur Shyam.

On the other hand, he also touched a chord with his portrayal of Salim in Mughal-e-Azam.

Many of his films like Devdas, Deedar, Uran Khatola had tragic endings because of which he was also known as the tragedy king.

He was very bold to swim against the tide and smash the definition of conventional hero, especially in the era of ‘And they lived happily ever after’.

He taught Indian audience to enjoy the tragedy. I remember watching his first major hit Jugnu.

He was so confident on screen despite being new to the industry, yet precise and accurate while performing.

He taught me how to convey different emotions in the most subtle yet effective way. Watching Dilip Saab over the years has made me understand that there is a thin line between acting and underplay.

Mela, Aadmi, Madhumati, Tarana, Kohinoor are some of my favourite films of Dilip Saab. From Mohammad Yusuf Khan to Dilip Kumar, his journey has been exemplary, inspirational, extraordinary! His passing is an irreparable loss to Indian cinema. RIP Dilip Saab! You will be missed!

Salim Diwan

It is really very sad for a moment that Dilip sahab passed away but this is the reality of life and we have to go one day with no words in the dictionary about Dilip sahab acting skill and performance.

He was University of actors.I’m a big fan of Dilip sahab and my most favorite film is Mughal-E-Azam.

Rven today I feel like it was released yesterday.Even my dad was a big fan of Dilip Sahab and I had promised my dad that I will introduce you to Dilip Kumar sahab but couldn’t get because of covid reason, today Dilip Kumar sahab is no more, daddy is no more.

मौत उन्हें कहीं ले जा नहीं सकती और चाहने वालों की याद उन्हें कहीं जाने नहीं देगी… वो ‘मुग़ल-ए-आज़म’ का बगावती अंदाज़… ‘सलीम’ का अमर किरदार… आप कहीं नहीं जा सकते दिलीप साहब।


आज पुरानी राहों से, कोई मुझे आवाज़ न दे…
आज नई मंज़िल है मेरी, कल के ठिकाने भूल चुका…

“मुहब्बत जो डरती हो वो मुहब्बत नही अय्याशी है , गुनाह है”,, ……….कहने वाले ट्रेजेडी किंग दिलीप कुमार साहब को मुहब्बत भरी विदा