RIP Dilip Kumar: Narendra Modi and Ram Nath Kovid offer condolences to the legend

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind extend condolences to the family, friends and fans of the late actor.

The demise of Dilip Kumar has indeed left a void in everyone’s heart. The actor had enthralled us with his artistry. He left for his heavenly abode on July 7, at the age of 98. Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of the late actor shared the news. he tweeted, “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. – Faisal Farooqui”

Social media is flooded with people offering condolences and tributes to the legendary actor. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted for the “cinematic legend”. “Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP,”  PM wrote.

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India’s President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his condolences as he wrote “an era ends”. President wrote, “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.”

Dilip kumar’s real name was Yusuf Khan. He has made major contributions to Hindi cinema with his expertise and brilliance in acting. Some of his famous films were Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz, Madhumati and Ganga Jamuna.