MUMBAI – Bollywood’s biggest star in the golden age of Indian cinema Dilip Kumar breathed his last on Wednesday at the age of 98.
“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago,” Faisal Farooqui posted on Kumar’s official Twitter on Wednesday.
Reports in Indian media suggest that Mughal e Azam actor had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Hinduja hospital in Mumbai on June 30 in wake of breathlessness along with other ailments. He was earlier admitted to the same medical facility on June 6 after experiencing rapid breathing. Dr. Jalil Parkar, a top physician, told Indian news outlets that Kumar passed away at 7:30 am today after a prolonged illness.
Indian Express quoting Dr. Parkar said “Kumar suffered from advanced prostate cancer that had spread to other organs of his body. He also had water in the pleural cavity, and he suffered kidney failure. The former actor required blood transfusion multiple times. We carried the last transfusion but it did not help.”
It further stated that “The 98-year-old legend was bedridden for months and had become unresponsive in last week. Kumar suffered a drop in blood pressure and hemoglobin towards the end. Cancer spread in different parts of the body made it difficult to treat him.”
The film pioneer is survived by his 76-year-old wife, Saira Banu - a popular Bollywood star back in the 1960s and 1970s.
Some of his finest films of the ‘First Khan’ include Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Kranti, Vidhaata, Shakti, and Mashaal.
Dilip Kumar, whose birth name was Yusuf Khan, was born in December 1922 in Peshawar [pre partition era] to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan.
Khan choose the name Dilip Kumar [a Hindu name] following his colleagues at that time and debuted in Jwar Bhata in the year 1944. The debut film failed to garner much attention and three years later, with the movie Jugnu, which also starred Noor Jehan, he clinched his first box office hit.
In the year 1949, he acted in Andaz with Raj Kapoor and Nargis [Bollywood big wigs], and it was that film that made him a big star of that era. Kumar holds the title to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 1954 - and won it a total of 8 times. He shared this record with Shah Rukh Khan.
Kumar is listed in the Guinness World Records for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor and was also honored with the top Indian civilian awards including Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015. The tragedy King was last seen in Qila film the year 1998.
Condolences started to pour in soon after the death of one of the greatest actors of the subcontinent. Bollywood and politicians mourned the loss of industry.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “Kumar 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,” he wrote.
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
The journey doesn’t end here.— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) July 7, 2021
RIP #DilipKumar 🙏 pic.twitter.com/VFjeHmK3R6
To the world many others may be heroes. To us actors, he was The Hero. #DilipKumar Sir has taken an entire era of Indian cinema away with him.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 7, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/dVwV7CUfxh
Indeed to Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 7, 2021
A huge loss for Yousuf Khan sahib's fans from KPK to Mumbai and across the globe. He lives on in our hearts. Deepest condolences to Saira Banu sahiba. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/T51NelBl6O
Sorry to see Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) depart from his worldly abode. An outstanding actor, a humble man, and a dignified personality. Condolences to the immediate family and his huge family of admirers. May his soul rest in peace. اِنَّا لِلّٰہِ وَاِنَّآ اِلَیْہِ رَاجِعُوْنَ— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) July 7, 2021
Immortals never die. As Tagore wrote, “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” #DilipKumar’s work shines on. https://t.co/TYh8ni9Xsc pic.twitter.com/p3zZzTVJPH— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 7, 2021
The death of Kumar has left a gaping void in the film industry.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 30, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||348||351.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
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