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Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours Dilip Kumar

Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Jul 2021, 05:36 pm

Mumbai: Draped with Tri colour, Indian movie legend Dilip Kumar, who breathed his last earlier in the day, was laid to rest with full state honours at Juhu graveyard in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Dilip Kumar was 98.

Dilip Kumar's fans were left shocked earlier in the morning when his official Twitter handle announced his death.

Dharmendra, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar, visited Kumar's residence to pay last respects to the late veteran star, reports Mid Day.

He was undergoing treatment in a MUmbai hospital for several days.

Dilip Kumar, who was the recipient of India's highest film honour Dadasaheb Phalke Award, is survived by his actress wife Saira Banu whom he had married in 1966.

The actor, who made his film debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata and went on to become a Hindi film legend dominating the silver screen for nearly five decades till the 1990s, passed away in Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the past several days.

Dilip Kumar, whose real name was Yusuf Khan, will be best remembered for his performance in movies like Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz, Madhumati and Ganga Jamuna.

After dominating the silver screen as a hero for several decades he switched to character roles in the 1980s. He starred in films like Kranti (1981) and Shakti (1982), famously pitted against another Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in the latter, playing his father. He also acted in films like Mashaal (1984), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila in 1998.

While Dilip Kumar's heroines included screen goddesses such as Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Nargis, Waheeda Rehman and Vyjayanthimala, he had acted opposite his wife Saira Banu in films such as Bairaag, Duniya, Gopi and Sagina Mahato.