Dilip Kumar Passes Away:
Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday morning at around 7:30 AM after a prolonged illness. Dilip Kumar was 98 years old and was admitted to Hinduja Hospital on Tuesday when he had a difficulty in breathing.
There is a wave of mourning in the country since the news of the death of Dilip Kumar, popularly known as 'Tragedy King' in Bollywood.
Crestfallen at the passing of a beacon in cinema.Deeply anguished to learn about the demise of veteran actor Dilip Kumar ji.His inimitable style of acting will remain engraved among film lovers for generations. My heartfelt condolences to Saira Banu,his family & millions of fans.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 7, 2021
Here's how various political personalities including President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, and Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to him.
The nation has lost one of its biggest legend. Dilip Kumar's demise marks the end of an era.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 7, 2021
Through his art, Dilip Saab will live forever. pic.twitter.com/ZJJ6dKwtmA
Dilip Kumar summarised in himself a history of emerging India. The thespian’s charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent. With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 7, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind said, “Dilip Kumar has summarized the history of emerging India in itself. The actor's charm crossed all boundaries and he was loved by the entire subcontinent. An era has come to an end with his death. Dilip Sahab will always be alive in the heart of India. Condolences to the family and their countless fans.”
Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2021
Shri Dilip Kumar Ji was a veritable legend of the silver screen, in him, Indian Cinema has lost one of the greatest actors. He has entertained generations of cinema lovers with his incredible acting and iconic roles. My sincerest condolences to Dilip Ji’s family and followers.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 7, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled talent, due to which the audience was enthralled for generations. His passing is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends, and countless fans."
My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & fans of Dilip Kumar ji.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 7, 2021
His extraordinary contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/H8NDxLU630
Shri Dilip Kumar ji was an outstanding actor, a true thespian who was well regarded by everyone for his exemplary contribution to the Indian film industry.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 7, 2021
His performances in films like Ganga Jamuna touched a chord in millions of cinegoers. I’m Deeply anguished by his demise.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, "Shri Dilip Kumar Ji was an outstanding actor who was well appreciated by all for his exemplary contribution to the Indian film industry. His acting in films like Ganga Jamuna impressed millions of cine-lovers. I am deeply saddened by his death. I met Dilip Kumar Ji personally when I went to Mumbai to present him the Padma Vibhushan. It was a special moment for me to interact with the great actor. His death is an irreparable loss to Indian cinema. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans."