Pakistan’s political leadership grieved over death of Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar

South AsiaPakistan’s political leadership grieved over death of Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Profoundly grieved by the death of legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

“Sorry to see Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) depart from his worldly abode. An outstanding actor, a humble man, and a dignified personality. Condolences to the immediate family and his huge family of admirers. May his soul rest in peace,” Dr. Arif Alvi wrote in a Tweet on Wednesday.

Expressing grief and sorrow over his death, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned the late actor’s generosity as he helped raise funds for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMTH).

Imran Khan also eulogized the actor and described him as “the greatest and most versatile actor” of his generation.


Dilip Kumar died earlier in the morning at the age of 98. He was admitted at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on June 30 after he complained of breathlessness.


His burial will take place at 5:00 pm (IST) on Wednesday at Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz in Mumbai.

Just after the news of the actor’s death surfaced on media, rich tributes began pouring in from every corner for him.

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain also wrote on the sad demise of the legendary actor “An Iconic hero! Dilip Kumar is no more, loved by millions of people in the sub-continent and around the world tragedy king will be missed always… RIP Yousaf Khan aka Dilip Kumar.”

Muhammad Yousaf Khan, popularly known as Dilip Kumar, was born on December 11, 1922 in Pakistan’s Peshawar City.

His screen name was suggested by Devika Rani, who cast him in his first movie Jwar Bhata in 1944. He starred in some of Indian cinema’s most iconic and successful films including Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam, and Madhumati.

Dilip Kumar was also bestowed the ‘Nishan e Pakistan’ by the Pakistan government in 1998.


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