Amitabh Bachchan mourns Dilip Kumar’s death; funeral today evening

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Deccan Express | Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the death of Dilip Kumar, who passed away aged 98 on Wednesday early morning in a hospital here. Bachchan paid his tribute on Twitter.

He tweeted: “An institution has gone.. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written, it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’.. My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss.. Deeply saddened..””An epic era has drawn curtains… Never to happen again,” he added.

Bollywood actor Mohammed Yusuf Khan popularly known as Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan co-starred in the 1982 film “Shakti”.

Dilip Kumar breathed his last on Wednesday morning due to an age-related illness. He was 98, and he died at Hinduja Hospital where he had been admitted for breathing issues.

Earlier today, his longtime aide Faisal Farooqui in a tweet “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab a few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return.”

Farooqui said that the grief-struck family is discussing the funeral modalities and the last rites are likely to be held at the Juhu Muslim Cemetery in Santacruz west, around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Dilip Kumar had been admitted to the P.D. Hinduja Hospital on June 30 for a variety of age-related health issues. Around 9.30 a.m., an ambulance carrying Dilip Kumar’s body left for his home in Bandra west, with his wife of 55-years Saira Banu Khan accompanying along with some family members.

Just two days ago, Saira Banu Khan had tweeted about his improving medical condition.

(With inputs from IANS)

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