The film industry woke up to saddening news today morning when Dilip Kumar’s family shared the news of his demise. The veteran actor who had been struggling with health-related issues for quite some time now, breathed his last on July 7. Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital on June 30 and passed away at the age of 98. Kumar’s close family friend, Faisal Farooqui,  shared the news of his demise on Twitter.

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“With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, a few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him, we return,” family friend, Farooqui, tweeted from the actor’s Twitter handle. Celebrities mourned the passing away of the legend and took to Twitter to offer condolences to the family.

Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “An institution has gone .. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written, it shall always be ‘before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar’. My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss” Deeply saddened.”

Akshay Kumar tweeted, “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. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Om Shanti.”

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PM Narendra Modi also remembered the veteran actor and wrote a special message for him on Twitter. “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,” wrote Modi.

Popularly known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar is survived by his wife, veteran actor Saira Banu. The actor will forever be remembered for his films like Devdas and Andaz to Mughal-e-Azam and Ram Aur Shyam and more.