Hollywood Dilip Kumar, an idol known as the “King of Tragedy” and one of the greatest actors in Hindi films, died on Wednesday. Mumbai Hospitalized after illness. He is 98 years old.
“A few minutes ago, with a heavy heart and deep sorrow, I announced the death of our beloved Dilip Sabo,” his relative Faisal Faroukhi posted on the actor’s Twitter account earlier on Wednesday.
Kumar’s wife Saira Banu survived, she was the top Bollywood heroine of the 1960s and 1970s.
Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born in 1922 Peshawar,now at PakistanAfter joining Bollywood in the 1940s, he became known as Dilip Kumar.
Kumar filmed his first movie “Jwar Bhata” in 1944, but his breakthrough role appeared in “Andaz” in 1949, in which he played an abandoned lover and fell into what he loved In a triangle relationship between a woman and her husband.
This role made him a star and began his career playing a tragic role.
Bimal Roy is adapted from Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s seminal novel “Devdas”, which was a turning point in his already successful career and made him a superstar.
He played the doomed lover in “Devdas” and earned Kumar the nickname “King of Tragedy”-the man who embodies melancholy on the screen.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan said on Twitter: “An institution has disappeared… Whenever the history of Indian cinema is written, it will always be’before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar”.
Kumar said he felt exhausted after playing a tragic role for many years. In the late 1950s, he consciously tried to play more optimistic roles, starring in romantic movies such as “Madhumati”, “Aan” and “Naya Daur”.
In his later years, even though hit songs were more difficult to obtain, Kumar maintained his status as India’s first big-name star-the faces on the posters were enough to fill the theater with audiences.
“Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a movie legend. He has unparalleled talent and has attracted audiences of generations,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.