Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away. The 98-year-old legend of Hindi film industry passed away at 7.30 am on Wednesday. Dilip had been suffering from geriatric illness for a long time. He was admitted to the ICU of Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. He was admitted to the hospital on 30th June. A few days ago, his wife Saira Banu said on Twitter that his physical condition was stable.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passes away at the age of 98, says Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital
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Earlier, he had to be admitted to the hospital in May for a medical check-up. His immunity decreased with age. That is why Dilip Kumar has been practically in isolation since March last year. Saira Banu was also present. But his condition deteriorated and he had to be hospitalized again.
The proverbial actor was born in 1922 in the house of Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Ayesha Begum, famous businessmen of Kissa Khawani Bazar in undivided India. His birth name was Mohammad Yusuf Khan. On the Silver screen, he is known as Dilip Kumar. His neighbor was Raj Kapoor.
He and Raj Kapoor have been friends since childhood. Dilip Kumar left home due to differences of opinion with his father. He worked as a canteen contractor hiding his identity. He later sold sandwiches at the Army Club. In this way he came to Mumbai after saving 5000 rupees.
Dilip Kumar enters the world of cinema as an employee of Devika Rani’s Bombay Talkies production company. He started this work for 1250 rupees per month. There he got close to Ashok Kumar and Shashadhar Mukherjee. Actor Dilip Kumar entered Bollywood in 1944 with the movie ‘Jowar Bhata’.
However, he was introduced as a hero in ‘Jugnu’ released in 1947. Since then, Dilip Kumar’s ‘New Door’ has started in Bollywood. From ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Madhumati’ to ‘Kranti’, ‘Mashal’, ‘Karma’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Kila’, the legendary actor has ruled Bollywood for almost five decades. He was the first to take a fee of Rs 1 lakh per movie.