He’s survived by his spouse, the actor Saira Banu.
Acting legend Dilip Kumar died at 6.30 am on Wednesday in Mumbai. He was 98 and had been coping with age-related ailments for several years. He’s survived by his spouse, the actor Saira Banu.
In six many years and over 60 movies, Dilip Kumar performed a variety of characters with singular sensitivity, from the alcoholic Devdas to the dacoit Ganga. He inspired generations of filmmakers and actors. A few of his films – Andaaz, Deedar, Devdas, Jogan, Madhumati, Naya Daur, Gunga Jumna, Aan, Mughal-E-Azam, Ram Aur Shyam, Shakti, Mashaal – are ranked among the many classics of Hindi cinema.
Docs at Hinduja hospital, the place Kumar was admitted for the final 15 days, said that the actor suffered from advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to different organs of his physique, reported The Indian Express.
“He had water within the pleural cavity [space between two membranes in the lungs], and he suffered kidney failure,” a doctor mentioned. “He required blood transfusion multiple instances. We carried out the final transfusion but it surely didn’t help.”
Kumar had been bedridden for a number of months. He had become unresponsive in the previous few days, in keeping with the doctor. “The fluids amassed within the pleural cavity needed to be eliminated a number of instances,” the physician mentioned. “The most cancers spread made it troublesome to treat him.”
Pulmonologist Dr.. Jalil Parkar, one of many docs treating the actor, condoled his death. “I needed he was with us until he was 100, but God has snatched him away from us,” Parker said. “Saira Ji took immense care of him throughout his illness.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the actor’s death was a loss to the cultural world. He was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar. His display title was suggested by Devika Rani, who cast him in his first film Jwar Bhata in 1944. Alongside performing in and producing films, Kumar ghost-directed a few of his projects, together with Nitin Bose’s Ganga Jumna (1961), a film about two brothers on the other sides of the law.