President Kovind, PM Modi condoles Dilip Kumar’s death


Guwahati: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday expressed his condolences on the passing away of legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, saying he will “live forever in the heart of India”.

“Dilip Saab summarised in himself a history of emerging India. He will live forever in the heart of India,” he said in a tweet.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Dilip Kumar a “cinematic legend” as he condoled the demise of the veteran actor. The 98-year-old passed away in Mumbai early on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.

“Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP,” PM Modi tweeted.


Dilip Kumar was taken to Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital last Wednesday after he complained of breathlessness – it was the second time he had been hospitalized in the same month.

The actor’s official Twitter account also confirmed the news of his death, “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.”

Dilip Kumar, popularly known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, is survived by wife and actor Saira Banu.

Some of his best-known films are Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Kranti, Vidhaata, Shakti, and Mashaal, to name just a few