Simplicity of execution shows the brilliance of a genius. Incredible dialogue delivery, versatility, shifting moods and most of all extreme dedication to bring out the best are some of the stuff quintessential to the screen legend Dilip Kumar.
Few have had the impact on the Indian cine industry, the way Dilip had during his spellbound six decades of career as an actor, produce and philanthropist. A record number of Filmfare awards to his name, Dadasaheb Phalke and even Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan's highest Civilian Award were among honours that proved Dilip Kumar's unmatched brilliance.
They say other actors would beg for roles to make a career but Dilip was so magnanimous that he would mostly reject them unless they touched his heart. With just 65 movies his entire career after the big break in Jwar Bhata in 1944 to Quila in 1998, almost every role that Dilip weaved became immortalized in the screen.
The veteran thespian breathed his last at the age of 98 while undergoing treatment after a long period of illness. Tributes flooded the social media with personalities from all sectors be it sports to politics and cine fraternity to the common man, have all come forward to pay the last tributes to the iconic actor.
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
Deeply anguished by the passing away of veteran actor & former Rajya Sabha member. In the death of Shri Dilip Kumar, the world of cinema has lost one of the greatest Indian actors. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/kW7RMoBBJD— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) July 7, 2021
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2021
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
He left in his own Andaz…— Office of Jay Panda (@mp_office) July 7, 2021
Deeply anguished at the passing away of a revered star of Hindi cinema, #DilipKumar Ji. @PandaJay sends his condolences to the family and his fans all over the world.
A persona who redefined the industry with his stupendous performances.
Om Shanti. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/xDN679HpTp
My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & fans of Dilip Kumar ji.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 7, 2021
His extraordinary contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/H8NDxLU630
Condole the passing away of Shri Dilip Kumar, a doyen of Hindi cinema. Enthralling the audiences over six decades with impactful roles, Dilip Kumar ji was one among India’s finest film actors. The world of cinema is poorer with the loss of a genius. Prayers for his family & fans. pic.twitter.com/WxZPU8xJnW— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 7, 2021
T 3958 - An institution has gone .. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be 'before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar' ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 7, 2021
My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss .. 🤲🤲🤲
Deeply saddened .. 🙏
यूसुफ़ भाई आज अपनी छोटीसी बहन को छोड़के चले गए.. यूसुफ़ भाई क्या गए, एक युग का अंत हो गया. मुझे कुछ सूझ नहीं रहा. मैं बहुत दुखी हूँ, नि:शब्द हूँ.कई बातें कई यादें हमें देके चले गए.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
To the world many others may be heroes. To us actors, he was The Hero. #DilipKumar Sir has taken an entire era of Indian cinema away with him.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 7, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/dVwV7CUfxh
Shared many moments with the legend...some very personal, some on stage. Yet, nothing really prepared me for his passing away. An institution, a timeless actor. Heartbroken.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 7, 2021
Deepest condolences to Sairaji🙏🏼#DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/Il8qaMOOhf
An Era comes to an END in the Indian Film Industry.Deeply Saddened by the passing of LEGEND #DilipKumar Saab. One of the GREATEST Actors India has ever produced,an Acting Institution & a National Treasure. Enthralled the world for several decades.May his soul Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/f5Wb7ATs6T— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) July 7, 2021
How to mourn you @TheDilipKumar Saab … The Greatest … Ever … Grateful to have witnessed on-screen and be spellbound by your genius 🙏🏻🙏🏻— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) July 7, 2021
Dilip Sahab- you will always be the king amongst kings. Greatest of all times. You were a hero to every generation. Rest in glory Sir. My deepest condolences to Saira ji, the entire family, loved ones and millions of fans across the globe. @TheDilipKumar (2/2) pic.twitter.com/ZvfgGpSGiH— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 7, 2021
Rest in Peace Dilip Kumar ji!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2021
There will never be another like you.
Your contribution to Indian cinema is unparalleled and you’ll be missed dearly. My heartfelt condolences to Saira Banu ji & the family. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/9yw80eTegZ
Indeed to Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 7, 2021
A huge loss for Yousuf Khan sahib's fans from KPK to Mumbai and across the globe. He lives on in our hearts. Deepest condolences to Saira Banu sahiba. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/T51NelBl6O