Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 98.
Kumar’s family confirmed the news of his demise on social media.
“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. – Faisal Farooqui,” Kumar’s close family friend wrote on Twitter.
Soon after the news broke out, many famous sports personalities took to social media and paid tribute to the veteran actor.
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag also offered his condolences to Dilip Kumar’s family.
“Heartfelt condolences to #DilipKumar’s family.The gr8 man said, Taqdeerein badal jaati hain,zamana badal jaata hai, mulkon ki taarikh badal jaati hai,shahenshah badal jaate hain,magar iss badalti hui duniya mein mohabbat jis insaan ka daaman thaam leti hai,woh insaan nahi badalta,” Sehwag tweeted.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi also paid his heartfelt tribute to the iconic actor.
“Indeed to Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return. 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,” Afridi tweeted.
Here’s how the sports fraternity reacted to Dilip Kumar’s death:
Notably, Kumar made his Bollywood debut with the movie Jwar Bhata, which was released in 1944. He had featured in some of the most successful films of Indian cinema, including Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, and Ganga Jamuna.