Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who ruled Hindi cinema in the 1950s and '60s, passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital at the age of 98.
Dilip Kumar's family friend Faisal Farooqui confirmed the news of his death on the actor's official Twitter account. "With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return" Faisal tweeted.
“He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am,” Dr Jalil Parkar, who had been treating Dilip Kumar told. Dilip's last rites will be held at 5pm today, his remains will be buried at the Juhu Cemetery.
Known as the 'Tragedy King' of Bollywood, the veteran actor's career spanned over six decades. He has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like 'Devdas '(1955), 'Naya Daur' (1957), 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960), 'Ganga Jamuna' (1961), 'Kranti' (1981), and 'Karma' (1986). He was last seen in 'Qila' in 1998.