INDIA. Mumbai: Known to generations of cinema-goers as the Bollywood’s ‘Tragedy King’, icon superstar Dilip kumar, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday morning at the age of 98. The ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ actor had been ailing with age-related complications for some time and had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai’s Khar locality. Dilip Kumar had trouble breathing for a long time and breathed his last on Wednesday. After the death of Dilip Kumar, many big politicians and Bollywood actors including PM Modi and Amitabh Bachchan mourned and paid tribute to him.
PM Modi calls Saira Bano
PM Narendra Modi spoke to Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Bano on the phone and consoled the family in this hour of grief. PM Modi talked to Shayra Bano for about ten minutes. PM gave condolences on twitter.
The news broke after family friend Faisal Farooqui took to Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account and shared the heartbreaking update.
“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, a few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him, we return,” the tweet read.
Following the news, Bollywood actors and media persons took to the microblogging site to express their condolences and mourn the loss of one of India’s oldest thespians. Mega Star Amitabh Bachchan paid tributes in microblogging site.
The Indian National Congress Leader, Rahul Gandhi also shared his grief on twitter.