PM Modi, President Kovind Mourn Dilip Kumar’s Demise


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the most legendary – Dilip Kumar after the actor’s demise.

“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,” PM Modi tweeted.

Dilip Kumar “summarised in himself a history of emerging India,” President Ram Nath Kovind said, remembering the actor. “The thespian’s charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent. With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans,” he tweeted.

The Bollywood veteran passed away at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital this morning after a prolonged illness. He was 98.

His iconic movies, including “Devdas” and historical romance “Mughal-e-Azam”, touched millions of hearts. He had received Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke award, and numerous other accolades for his contribution to Indian cinema during his illustrious career, spanning 50 years.

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