Pakistanis grieve the death of “Tragedy King” Dilip Kumar at age 98

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Renowned Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away earlier today at 98 years of age. He leaves behind a legacy of films spanning six decades, giving Hindi cinema some of its most timeless classics.

The veteran actor’s funeral will take place later in the day, at the Juhu Qabrastan. One of India’s oldest Method actors, Kumar has often been credited for bringing realism to Bollywood. Referred to as the “Tragedy King” and “The First Khan, he  holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Condolences poured inn as news of the legendary actor passing away became public.

Pakistani PM Imran Khan took to his Twitter account to remember the legendary actor for his immense philanthropic contributions saying “I can never forget his generosity in giving his time to help raise funds for SKMTH when project launched.”

Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui wrote:

Leading Pakistani actor Bushra Ansari also took to her Instagram account to pay tribute to the legend.

Pakistani actor, singer and producer Imran Abbas shared:

Arzoo Kazmi, a well-known centralist Pakistani journalist wrote:

British Pakistani multi-millionaire businessman and politician Zulfi Bukhari also took to Twitter.

Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944.

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He later rose to fame with blockbuster hits such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967).

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Kumar is widely considered one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi cinema. He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.

Dilip Kumar’s gargantuan presence and his contribution to Hindi cinema, particularly in the ’50s and ’60s, continues to remain fresh in all our hearts.