“It is with a sad heart and deep sorrow that I announce the demise of our dear Dilip Saab, who passed away just a few minutes ago,” Faisal Farooqui wrote on Kumar’s official Twitter account.
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 (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
The actor had been battling with age-related health issues for the past few days, and he had been admitted to the hospital on several occasions.
He was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital’s critical care unit (ICU) on June 30 after complaining of shortness of breath. He died the following day.
Messages of condolence for the slain actors’ families have poured in from the political sphere.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2021
Shared many moments with the legend…some very personal, some on stage. Yet, nothing really prepared me for his passing away. An institution, a timeless actor. Heartbroken.
Deepest condolences to Sairaji🙏🏼#DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/Il8qaMOOhf
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 7, 2021