Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar is no more.

Dilip Kumar passed away at the age of 98 on Wednesday.

Dilip Kumar breathed his last at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.


The actor had been witnessing age-related health issues for the last few days and had been admitted to the hospital multiple times.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on June 30.

Mohammed Yusuf Khan, known professionally as Dilip Kumar, was born December 11, 1922 at Peshawar in British India’s North-West Frontier Province (now in Pakistan). 

Dilip Kumar is often referred to as “The First Khan”.

In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films.  

Dilip Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Shakti (1982), Mashaal (1984), Karma (1986), and Saudagar (1991) . 

Dilip Kumar married actress Saira Banu in 1966. He does not have any children.

He is one of the last stars from the Golden Age of Hindi cinema.

Dilip Kumar is widely considered one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi cinema. He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor. 

Actor Shahrukh Khan considers Kumar as his inspiration ever since he began his career as an actor and has often referred Kumar as the main reason for him to pursue a career in acting. 

The Government of India honoured Kumar with the Padma Bhushan in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

The Government of Pakistan conferred Kumar with Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award in Pakistan, in 1998.

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