Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, 98 years old, died in Mumbai on Wednesday due to long-term illness.
“With a heavy heart and deep sadness, I announce the passing of our beloved Dilip Saab, a few minutes ago. We are of God, and to Him we return, ” Mr Kumar’s friend Faisal Farooqui wrote on the actor’s official Twitter handle.
With a heavy heart and deep sadness, I announce that our beloved Dilip Saab has passed away a few minutes ago.
We are from God and to Him we return. – Faisal Farooqui
– Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) 7 July 2021
Kumar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award – the country’s highest award in the art form. He was also honored with the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second highest civilian award.
After his sad death, many well-known names in the cricket fraternity paid tribute to Mr. Kumar.
Former Indian captain and a legend of the game, Sachin Tendulkar, brought his sincere tribute to Mr. Kumar’s family. He wrote: “Rest in peace, Dilip Kumar ji! There will never be another like you. Your contribution to Indian cinema is unparalleled, and you will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Saira Banu ji and the family. ”
Rest in peace Dilip Kumar ji!
There will never be another like you.
Your contribution to the Indian cinema is unmatched and you will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Saira Banu ji and the family. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/9yw80eTegZ
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 7 July 2021
Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli writing: “Today, an icon that has been loved for generations is about Russia in peace, Dilip ji. My condolences to the family. ”
Today, an icon who was loved among generations dies. Rest in peace Dilip ji. My condolences to the family 🙏
Virat Kohli @imVkohli 7 July 2021
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh expressed his condolences and said that Kumar’s contribution to the cinema was unparalleled and unprecedented.
‘Deeply sad to hear about the passing of Dilip Kumar ji. Another legend passes, marking the end of an era. His contribution to the theater is unparalleled and unprecedented. My deepest condolences to the family, “ Yuvraj tweeted.
Deeply sad to hear about the passing of Dilip Kumar ji. Another legend passes, marking the end of an era.
His contribution to the theater is unparalleled and unprecedented. My deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/eWnPNbemEO
– Yuvraj Singh (@ YUVSTRONG12) 7 July 2021
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan mentioned Mr Kumar as inspiration for future generations while paying tribute to the legendary actor.
‘Deeply saddened by the passing of Dilip Sahab. A genius actor who has made such a huge impact in Indian film. An inspiration for generations to come. Folded hands #DilipKumar, ” Dhawan wrote on the microblog site.
– Shikhar Dhawan (@ SDhawan25) 7 July 2021
Former batsman from India VVS Laxman writing: ‘End of an era. My sincere condolences to #DilipKumar Sahab’s family and fans around the world. Legends like him live on through their exemplary work. ”
End of an era.
VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) 7 July 2021
Here’s how other cricketers reacted:
Really sad to know that Dilip Kumar saab is no more. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was one of the biggest icons in the film industry and he will live on forever through his work🙏🏻 #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/cDM3hJ8RKG
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 7 July 2021
Dilip Kumar ji will be remembered for his greatest contribution to Indian film.
Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/aYYh0OzPL9
– DK (inDineshKarthik) 7 July 2021
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 7 July 2021
– Munaf Patel (@ munafpa99881129) 7 July 2021
– Rahul Sharma (@ ImRahulSharma3) 7 July 2021
Rest in peace Dilip Kumar ji … good luck to the family 🙏
– Gurkeerat Mann (@ gurkeeratmann22) 7 July 2021
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un End of an era in the Indian film industry. A legendary figure left this world today. My dad and I are a big fan and have always admired Dilip Saab’s work. Send condolences to his family and friends. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/hF1Nop3tpB
– Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) 7 July 2021
– Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) 7 July 2021