Undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of Hindi cinema and legendary superstar of the golden era, Dilip Kumar, breathed his last on Wednesday morning at the age of 98. Saregama pays tribute to the iconic actor.

Fondly known as Dilip Saab, his illustrious and inspiring acting career spanned over five decades. He leaves behind a rich legacy of work that will rule the hearts of millions of his fans in India and across the border forever. 

Dilip Kumar’s extraordinary contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come. The news of Dilip Kumar’s death sent shockwaves of grief through India. Fans and celebrities across the world are remembering legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar Saab after he passed away in Mumbai Today. “R.I.P. Dilip Saab” Saregama Tweeted

After hearing the news of Dilip Kumar’s Death the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovid tweeted “Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India”

Even the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Tweeted after hearing the news of Dilip Kumar’s death, “Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend.”

“T 3958 – 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” Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.

Dilip Kumar, along with the likes of Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, defined Bollywood cinema in the 1940s and 50s. He set the template for many of the next generations of actors to make their performances brilliant and extraordinary. 

With a charismatic personality, naturalistic acting style, and dashing look, he debuted with Jwar Bhata in 1944. The big breakthrough came in the 1950s where he acted in super hit movies like Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam and Naya Daur, which anointed him as “The Tragedy King of Bollywood” for the tragic roles, he played in them. 

But his versatility as an actor shines through with fascinating performances as a romantic in films like Kohinoor and Azaadcomedy in Ram Aur Shyam and a dacoit in Gunga Jamuna. Although his oeuvre consists of a long list of hit movies, the most loved ones may perhaps include Andaaz, Shakti, Kranti, Saudagar, Karma.

The teaming of Dilip Kumar and singer Mohammed Rafi also gave some of the most memorable songs of all time. It includes Udein Jab Jab Zulfein Teri, Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawano Ka, Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache Re, Dil Mein Chhupa Ke Pyar Ka Toofan which are forever etched in the memories of his fans. 

With the demise of the thespian actor Dilip Kumar, it is indeed an end of an era. But his enthralling acting performance and inspiring work will continue to be cherished forever.