Actor Dilip Kumar
Actor Dilip Kumar

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar died on Wednesday morning after prolonged illness, his family and doctors treating him said. He was 98.

Kumar, known to generations of film-goers as 'tragedy king', had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility, since Tuesday.

"He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am," Dr Jalil Parkar, who had been treating Kumar, told PTI.

"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," family friend Faisal Farooqui posted from the actor's Twitter handle.

The "Mughal-e-Azam" actor had been in and out of hospitals in the last one month and the family was hoping he would get better. He is now survived by his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu.

The news sent shock waves across the nation. The news has stunned the entire nation and people are now mourning the loss of the legendary actor. From actors to political leaders, India's biggest personalities are condoning Kumar's death.

People across India, who have loved and enjoyed Dilip Kumar's films, are taking to social media to pay tribute to the late actor.

Have a look.

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