Dilip Kumar, one of the nation's most celebrated movie legends for decades, passed away at Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital today. From Mughal-e-Azam and Devdas to Ram Aur Shyam, the 98-year-old actor has given several classics to tinsel town.
Let’s take a look at his life through some pictures.
Dilip Kumar changed his name from Muhammed Yusuf Khan.
Before his career in acting, he owned a canteen and used to supply dry fruits.
Actress Devika Rani and her husband Himanshu Rai gave Kumar a break in the 1944 movie Jwar Bhata.
He was offered a role by the British director David Lean for the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia, but he declined the offer.
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Look at those expressions!
It was the Hindi author Bhagwati Charan Varma who gave him his iconic screen name - Dilip Kumar.
He tied the knot with Saira Banu in 1966 who was 20 years younger than him.
It is said that he had a 9-year-long relationship with Madhubala but her father didn't approve of him.
He holds the Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.
What a spectacular actor.
He was well-known as the 'tragedy king' because of the tragic roles he did in movies.
A smile to die for.
Indeed, a legend.
He made his Twitter debut when he was 89-years-old.
In a career spanning over 6 decades, he acted in about 60 movies.
He was also honored with the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema.
In 1994, he was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, in 2015.
In 1979, he was appointed as the Sheriff of Bombay by the Governor of Maharashtra.
In 1998, he was honoured with Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian honour by the Government of Pakistan.
Tragedy king for a reason.
One of his most iconic roles: Prince Saleem.
That's his black and white magic.
We will surely miss you.
You will be dearly missed, Dilip Saab!