New Delhi: Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday (July 7) after prolonged bouts of illnesses. The film fraternity, including celebrities, actors, filmmakers and singers among others, have been posting on social media to mourn the demise of the thespian. Actor Salman Khan also took to social media to share a picture with Dilip Kumar and paid tribute. He tweeted, “Best actor indian cinema has ever seen and will ever see … #RIP Dilip Saab”
Lata Mangeshkar also poured her heart out in an emotional note she posted on Twitter.
“Yusuf Bhai has left his little sister. His demise feels like end of an era. I am not able to grasp this news. I am very sad and at a loss of words. He has left her with memories and words (sic),” she wrote.
In a separate tweet, she praised, Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu for taking care of the actor with utter dedication and selflessness. “Yusuf bhai was ill for several years. He was not able to recognise anyone. Saira Banu left everything and devoted herself to him. She had no other life. I pray that his soul rests in peace.”
The iconic playback singer remembered Dilip Kumar by sharing several throwback pictures. In one of the snaps, she can be seen tying a rakhi on the late actor’s wrist. In other photos, they both can be seen smiling and enjoying each other’s company.
Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram profile and shared a long note, mourning the loss of Dilip Kumar. She began her note by appreciating the various roles played by the legendary actor.”Dilip Saab. I have never seen an actor embody silent dignity the way that you did in Mughal-e-Azam, or look at their lover with as much honesty and devotion as you looked at Anarkali. Never have I seen madness in an actors eyes the way that I saw in yours in Andaz, one that was founded in pain. Or do comedy like you did in Ram aur Shyam with a stillness and an ease that was never typically associated with humour. Everything you did felt like it was grounded in truth. The most dignified, evolved and perceptive screen presence I have ever had the pleasure of watching. (sic).”
Alia Bhatt penned a special note for Dilip Kumar revealing all that she learnt from him. Sharing a throwback picture of the veteran actor, she wrote, “Dilip Kumar Saab. The power of his being lies in his unmatchable body of work. Every time I have watched him portray legendary characters I felt like I was being swept away and yet being educated. Educated by his nuances, his silences, his unparalleled depth and his sheer aura (sic).”Alia Bhatt further wrote, “He will always be the gold standard for actors to imbibe from the cultural world just lost its shine but the legacy of his light lives on forever. Rest in peace Dilip Saab (sic).”
Madhuri Dixit, who starred with him in Karma, Kanoon Apna Apna and Izzatdaar, wrote a special tribute in his memory. Sharing a throwback picture with Dilip Kumar, Madhuri Dixit called him a legend. “Every now & then some individuals come along who single-handedly alter the present & write history… One such legend was Dilip saab for the world of cinema. I was fortunate to have spent some time with him both on & off screen and I’ll cherish those memories forever. Praying for the peace of his departed soul & my heartfelt condolence to the family RIP (sic),” Madhuri Dixit wrote.
Karisma Kapoor shared a click of ‘the legendary trio’ Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar, and Raj Kapoor.
“The legend lives on!! There is and there will always be a part of #DilipKumar Saab in every Indian actor for generations to come! His performances were like magic. Thank you Sir for those amazing moments i could spend with you! You taught me so much about life, living & acting!,” tweeted Anupam Kher.
Neetu Kapoor shared a beautiful archive photo of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar and wrote, “The deep connection and love between them”