Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) pays homage to legendary actor Dilip Kumar in a long statement. The association issued a statement on Wednesday and expressed grief. Dilip Kumar left for his heavenly abode during the early hours on Wednesday. He was 98. The legendary actor breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital. Kumar Saab passed away due to an age-related illness. Dilip Kumar was born as Yousuf Khan in Peshawar on December 11, 1922. He was laid to rest at the Juhu Qabrastan, with State honours.
The statement by CINTAA reads: “We have woken this morning to the most grief-stricken news that our beloved Dilip Saab is no more. Wish he was alive for few more years to achieve the much-deserved centenary mark, but Gods will was otherwise. His body may have left us but his body of work will remain immortal. An institution by himself he enthralled the audiences, world over, through many generations. Though he was symbolized as a tragedy king in reel life, in reality, he was the epitome of humanity who only wished happiness to everyone. The vacuum created now is hard to be refilled. A legendary actor par excellence, his professional and personal philanthropic contributions to the fraternity is beyond any quantum of measurements. Recipient of many awards including the 1st Filmfare & the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke. We are sure his cherished award would have been the immense love & affection he received from millions. A well-crafted journey spanning many decades, he truly loved his craft of being an ACTOR FIRST.”
The statement further read: “For us at CINTAA & CAWT, the sadness is indomitable even to express through our words. His contribution to our association & Trust was extremely noteworthy and his voice, wisdom & opinions truly mattered to us. His unparalleled virtue was that he always embraced the spirit of brotherhood. A teacher and a true master. As we now pray for his soul to rest in eternal peace, we express our heartfelt condolences to his family and Saira Ji in particular. We aren't saying adieu because Dilip Saab will stay in our hearts forever.”
Honourable Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Dilip Saab’s residence to pay his final respects. Dharmendra, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and many others visited Kumar’s residence and paid their last respects to the actor. Amitabh Bachchan arrived at Juhu Qabrastan with his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan to bid farewell to Dilip Kumar. Also Read: Dilip Kumar’s Funeral: Saira Banu Stood Beside Her Husband Till He Was Buried; 54-Year-Old Bond That Transcends Life And Death
Dilip Kumar is survived by his wife, actress Saira Banu.
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