Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar dies
Published: 09:32 AM, 7 July 2021 Updated: 02:43 PM, 7 July 2021
Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 98.
The actor, who was popularly known as the ‘tragedy king' of Bollywood, breathed his last at 7:30 am while undergoing treatment at Khar Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai, local media reported citing the hospital source.
Dilip Kumar’s blood pressure and haemoglobin were falling, a senior doctor of the hospital said, adding that he was given blood transfusion in the hospital and it was quite difficult to get blood for him as his blood group was O-negative.
HeHe was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital, a non-Covid-19 facility, on June 30 and had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital since Tuesday.
Dilip Kumar - born Yusuf Khan - was a trendsetter in terms of acting style, and inspired generations of actors across the various streams of Indian cinema. Regarded as one of the greatest actors that India has ever seen, his career spanned over five iconic decades. One of the legends of Golden Age of cinema in India, he was considered a master of understatement, and eschewed the loud and theatrical elements of acting.
Some of his best known films are Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Kranti, Vidhaata, Shakti and Mashaal, to name just a few.
Dilip Kumar is listed in the Guinness World Records for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor. He is also credited as the first method actor in India. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015. - Times Of India, Indian Express