In Memoriam Dilip Kumar – The Supernova Thespian Bids His Last Farewell
The legendary Hindi cinema icon Dilip Kumar, one of the most celebrated actors of all time ends his journey at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday morning and was laid to rest with a complete state of honours in the same day evening.
This very popularly known marvellous tragedy king of Bollywood was being said to be suffering from a prolonged illness and at the age of 98, he is leaving behind a recommendable legacy. The news of his passing away can be regarded as the most valuable testament which is an end of an incredible era.
The official Twitter account of the actor also confirmed the news within a short while from his demise by saying that, “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.”
If we can keep aside his massive incitation for the film-goers of generations after generations with the portrayal of intense romance starting from film “Mughal-e-Azam” to “Devdas, we can and we will see a whole another dimension of this character and life. Here, he spent his days much more than just an actor. In many ways, he became an incarnation of the millions of hopes and aspirations of the post-independence generation, where he together dreamt with India, that we will reach beyond the division of religion and will be established as one of the greatest nations of the world.
With Jawaharlal Nehru’s association, Dilip Saab was assigned as the forefront person to create the morale of the young nation. Dilip Kumar was a selfless person, where he became the main man of various social welfare programs, starred in different short patriotic films, and impressed various then events and seminars to strengthen and enhance national unity and integration. He did all this for free to raise funds for the armed forces. His higher moral value will always mesmerize us.
Fountains of wholehearted tributes and condolences flew in from all corners of the country for this massively talented cultural icon. There was not even a single eminent person who didn’t mention their deep condolences. Let us see, how some of the most prominent personalities of the country reacted!
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “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,”. Amitabh Bachchan wrote in his golden words, “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 his loss…Deeply saddened”
We may end on a sad note, but we will remain to rest assured that Dilip Kumar, the legend, and his legacy will live on through Celluloid forever with us.
Main Excerpt Taken From – Hindustan Times (hindustantimes.com)