The news of his demise has left the entire film fraternity, his friends and fans across the globe, shocked, sad and in mourning. Celebrities offer their condolences to his family, talk about his contribution to Hindi cinema and what they have learnt from him.
It was heartbreaking to know Dilip Saab is no more. He was an actor par excellence. We used to watch his films on TV with family. He was my parents favourite actor. I loved his Karma, Saudagar and even Kranti. His dialogue delivery and expressions reflected his craft. He will be missed. He lived a content life and had a perfect life partner in Saira Banu who cared for her. Such an amazing career graph Dilip Saab had. There will be no Dilip Kumar again. He is irreplaceable and will live through his films.
“Yeah duniya aaj se, Phir mehroom ho gai..
Aap thhey, to, Yeah duniya, behtar thhi..
Na hua hai, na ho payega Koi shaks aapsa,
Na shaqsiyat Koi, na fankaar aapsa,
Yousuf Sahb. Visited this planet.. Made it better And left.. Thank you sir.. For sooooooooooo much.
Inna lillahe WA Inna elaihe rajeoon.”
I am disheartened to hear about the demise of Dilip Kumar sir. He is one of the legends of Hindi cinema. A trendsetter in terms of acting, style, he has and will continue to inspire generations of actors. I remember how much I enjoyed watching his films Mughal-e-Azam, Saudagar, Naya Daur and many others. My grandfather has a vast collection of all the film songs of Dilip Kumar.
He still plays it on his system all the time. When I spoke to my grandfather today, he was heartbroken to hear the news. But we ended up discussing Dilip ji’s films and the music we used to listen to. He told me about his favourite films being Ram Aur Shyam and Azad. I Hope Dilip sir’s journey has been fulfilling and a beautiful one. Strength and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.