Dilip Kumar passes away: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh & others remember the 'institution'

Updated on Jul 07, 2021 11:36 PM IST  |  391.4K
Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar photo
Dilip Kumar passes away: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh & others remember the 'institution'

Wednesday began on a sad note for the world of Indian cinema as the legendary actor Dilip Kumar left for his heavenly abode. The senior actor breathed his last at the hospital on Wednesday morning and the news of his demise was revealed by his family friend on his Twitter handle. As soon as the news of his demise came in, Bollywood joined in mourning the loss of the 'Tragedy King' of Indian cinema. Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Vicky Kaushal, Ananya Panday, Huma Qureshi, Hansal Mehta and many others took to social media to remember the legend. Karan Johar, Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur also expressed grief as they mourned the loss of the thespian. 

Amongst everyone, grandniece Sayyeshaa Saigal also penned an emotional note for Dilip Kumar hours after he died on Wednesday. Along with the picture she wrote, “I’m blessed to have spent so much of my childhood with the legend who the world knows as #DilipKumar For me he will always remain my warm hearted Phuponana, with whom I sang and danced, learnt so much from and loved to bits! It’s an end of an era! #RIP.”

The celebrity duo Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone also expressed condolences. Deepika on her Instagram story wrote, “1922-2021”. While Ranveer posted a picture of Dilip Sahab and remembered him. 

Big B took to Twitter to express how the history of Indian cinema is associated with the legendary actor. He wrote, "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 ..Deeply saddened." Manoj Bajpayee wrote, "No One like you !!! Have a great Journey from here on Master ….सादर नमन  Rest in Peace." Ananya Panday, Kiara Advani, Zoya Akhtar took to Instagram stories to express grief over the legend's demise. Kareena shared a photo of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor together to remember him. Shahid Kapoor paid a heartfelt tribute with a note. He wrote, "We are all nothing but versions of you Dilip Saab. Every actor has studied you in awe. Wondering how you did it all. You were as close to PERFECT as it can get. As you return to your spiritual home. The prayers of millions are with you. Thank you for giving us all you did. And sharing your enlightened soul with us through all your breathtaking performances. You will live on forever sir. You are TIMELESS. Rest in peace."

Vicky Kaushal remembered Dilip Saab and wrote, "Every head must bow, every tongue must confess that he’s the greatest of all time.” .Rest in Peace. #DilipKumarSaab." Farah Khan Kunder also took to social media to remember the legendary actor. She wrote, "I was all of 4 yrs old when i saw my first stampede.. #dilipkumar walked into a wedding reception.. there was hysteria.. women thronged to see him, the bridal couples stage broke!! Such was the magic! He was known as the tragedy king, but i was always a fan of his comedic timing.. there will be no1 like him .. deepest condolences to #sairaji n his family." Rajkummar Rao, John Abraham also joined in other Bollywood stars to remember 'Dilip Saab' and his contribution to Indian cinema. 

Take a look at how Bollywood remembered the legendary star:






The senior star was admitted to the hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness. Last month, he was treated for bilateral pleural effusion and was later discharged after recovering. However, after he complained of breathlessness, he was again admitted to the hospital. Dilip Kumar had a career spanning more than 5 decades as an actor and his more than 65 films continue to entertain audiences across the globe. His most memorable films include Devdas, Naya Daur, Daag, Ram aur Shyam, Madhumati, Mughal-e-Azam and more.

The senior actor's demise has not just left Bollywood shocked. It has also affected millions of fans across the globe. Many are paying emotional tributes to the legendary actor as they bid him adieu on social media. 

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