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Dilip Kumar funeral: Actor buried with full state honours

Dilip Kumar's funeral is taking place with full state honours at Juhu Qabrastan in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Dharmendra and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Saira Banu at their residence to condole the legend's death.

dilip kumarDilip Kumar's funeral is being held with state honours.

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s funeral is taking place with full state honours in Mumbai on Wednesday. The actor passed away early on July 7, at the age of 98 at the city’s Hinduja hospital. Dilip Kumar’s burial will be held at Juhu Qabrastan in Santacruz. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray declared a state funeral for the icon of Hindi cinema.

Dilip Kumar was given a state funeral. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu at the actor’s funeral. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Dilip Kumar was buried at Juhu Qabarastan in Mumbai. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Dilip Kumar passed away at the age 0f 98. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Actors such as Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi and Vidya Balan visited Dilip Kumar’s residence earlier in the day to condole his death. Thackeray also met the actor’s wife Saira Banu to pay his respects.

Dr Jalil Parkar told indianexpress.com that Dilip Kumar passed away at 7:30 am on Wednesday. “He passed away due to prolonged illness. He was 98,” added Parkar.

The actor’s official Twitter account shared, “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.” The next update read, “Burial today at 5:00 PM. Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai.”

The veteran actor suffered from advanced prostate cancer that had spread to other organs of his body. “The cancer spread made it difficult to treat him,” the doctor said.

One of the cornerstones of Hindi cinema, he was known for his charismatic screen presence and his impeccable acting that has since inspired generations. Dilip Kumar was one of the key pillars in making Hindi cinema flourish and taking it all over the world.

Some of his most notable works include Naya Daur, Madhumati, Ganga Jumna, Ram aur Shyam, Mughal-e-Azam, Shakti, Mashaal, Kranti among many others.

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Dilip Kumar is survived by his wife, veteran actor Saira Banu.

First published on: 07-07-2021 at 03:40:31 pm
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