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Dilip Kumar will live forever in the heart of India: President Ram Nath Kovind

"Dilip Saab summarised in himself a history of emerging India. He will live forever in the heart of India," he said in a tweet.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 7, 2021 11:46:04 am
Dilip Kumar will live forever in the heart of India: President Ram Nath KovindDilip Kumar,98, passed away in Mumbai early on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. (Express archive photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday expressed his condolences on the passing away of legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, saying he will “live forever in the heart of India”.

“Dilip Saab summarised in himself a history of emerging India. He will live forever in the heart of India,” he said in a tweet.

Dilip Kumar summarised in himself a history of emerging India. The thespian’s charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent. With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans.

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 7, 2021

Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis paid tributes to Dilip Kumar and said, “Saddened to hear about Dilip Kumar sahab. We lost a great versatile person & a legendary actor. We grew up watching his films. His patriotic roles in ‘Kranti’ & ‘Karma’ can never be forgotten.”

Fadnavis said he had the privilege to honour him with ‘Padma Vibhushan’ at his residence. “He was a world record holder for winning maximum number of awards as an actor!”

“My deepest condolences to Saira Banu ji and millions of Indian cinema lovers. History of Indian cinema will fondly remember Dilip Kumar Sahab forever! Our Humble Tributes to Him..,” he said in a series of tweets.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Kumar’s contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come. “My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & fans of Dilip Kumar ji. His extraordinary contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & fans of Dilip Kumar ji.

His extraordinary contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/H8NDxLU630

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 7, 2021

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled Kumar’s death and said he entertained generations of cinema lovers with his incredible acting and iconic roles. “Shri Dilip Kumar Ji was a veritable legend of the silver screen, in him, Indian Cinema has lost one of the greatest actors. He has entertained generations of cinema lovers with his incredible acting and iconic roles. My sincerest condolences to Dilip Ji’s family and followers,” Shah said in a tweet.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari described Dilip Kumar as ‘Mahanayak’ of his generation, adding the actor’s ‘Mughal-E- Azam’ remains the only film he has watched.

Koshyari said in a condolence message: “Dilip Kumar was the first super star of Indian cinema. He represented the golden era of Indian films. So fascinated I was by his Mughal-E- Azam that I saw the film back-to-back twice. Unfortunately, I didn’t watch any films thereafter and Mughal-E- Azam remained the first and the last film I watched.”

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he was saddened to hear about Dilip Kumar’s death. “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of legendary actor #DilipKumar. He was a doyen of Indian cinema and prolific entertainer. Cinema lovers will miss him for his invaluable contribution. My condolences to the bereaved family, fans and followers,” he said in a tweet.

Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of legendary actor #DilipKumar. He was a doyen of Indian cinema and prolific entertainer. Cinema lovers will miss him for his invaluable contribution. My condolences to the bereaved family, fans and followers.

— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 7, 2021

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also condoled the demise of actor Dilip Kumar, and said his rich contributions to films would always be remembered.

Gehlot said in a tweet, “My heartfelt condolences at the passing away of veteran actor #DilipKumar ji. May his family, friends and fans find strength to bear this loss”. Kumar’s demise is an “end of an era in Indian cinema and his rich contribution to films would always be remembered,” he added.

Dilip Kumar, 98, passed away in Mumbai early on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was taken to Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital last Wednesday after he complained of breathlessness – it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the same month. Kumar suffered from advanced prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment for the last 3-4 months now. The actor was bedridden for several months and had become unresponsive in the last few days.

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