Earlier this morning (July 7), legendary actor Dilip Kumar breathed his last. He was 98. His death was officially confirmed by Dilip Kumar's friend and close aide, Faisal Farooqui. A tweet was posted on Dilip's official Twitter handle and the tweet read, "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 Farooqui". Dilip Kumar's mortal remains will be buried at the Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai today evening at 5 PM. Dilip Kumar's death is an irreplaceable loss to the Indian film industry as his contribution to the field of cinema is huge.

Leading film stars across the country have expressed their heartfelt condolences on social media. On June 30, Dilip was admitted to the PD Hinduja hospital and the actor's wife, Saira Banu had informed that his health condition was improving. She also requested the fans to keep Dilip Kumar in their prayers. Unfortunately, he passed away in the morning hours of Wednesday, July 7. It can be noted that Dilip Kumar lost his two younger brothers - Aslam Khan (88) and Ehsan Khan (90) due to the Covid 19 virus.

Dilip Kumar is a legendary actor who is known for popularizing the method acting technique in Indian cinema. He is considered to be one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. After making his debut in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944, Dilip Kumar was in action for five decades, until 1998. Some of his most memorable movies in the filmography include Andaz, Aan, Daag, Devdas, Azaad, Mughal E Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, Shakti, Karma, Saudagar, and more. Dilip Kumar is also a recipient of India's second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, which was conferred upon him in 2015.

Dilip Kumar is married to actress Saira Banu, who is known for acting in movies like Junglee, Shagird, Sagina, and more. The couple does not have any children.