He died on Wednesday at the age of 98 in Mumbai.
Kumar was taken to the hospital on June 30 after complaining of shortness of breath.
For months, the renowned actor had been ailing on and off.
“Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend,” India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in a tweet in response to his death. He was endowed with unrivalled brilliance, which fascinated audiences of all eras.
“His death has been a blow to our cultural landscape. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and countless admirers. RIP.”
On December 11, 1922, Mohammed Yusuf Khan was born in Peshawar, Pakistan, which was then part of British-ruled India.
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