MUMBAI — One among India’s most well-known and revered actors, Dilip Kumar, died on Wednesday morning, his household stated.
Kumar, additionally a producer and philanthropist, was 98 and ailing for a while. Acknowledged as one of many biggest actors in Hindi cinema, he’s known as “the primary Khan.”
Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan in 1922 in Peshawar, now in Pakistan, he was recognized by the display screen identify of Dilip Kumar as soon as he joined Bollywood within the 1940s.
“With a heavy coronary heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, jiffy in the past,” Faisal Farooqui, a relative, posted on the actor’s Twitter account early on Wednesday morning.
Kumar is survived by his spouse, Saira Banu, a preferred main woman in Bollywood within the 1960s and 1970s. JB
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