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'You will always be the king amongst kings'

By Rediff Movies
July 07, 2021 12:08 IST
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'I was all of 4 years old when I saw my first stampede.'
'#dilipkumar walked into a wedding reception.. there was hysteria.. women thronged to see him, the bridal couples stage broke!!'
'Such was the magic!'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ajay Devgn/Instagram

Bollywood actors, politicians and cricketers posts rich tributes on social media to the legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who passed into the ages on July 7.

Farhan Akhtar: Sad day for the Hindi film industry and film audiences across the world. Dilip Kumar saab was truly an institution of acting. One could learn so much from watching his films and only dream of coming close to his incredible craft and delicate nuance.

Thank you for the films, the performances and the memories, Yusuf saab RIP. Deepest condolences to Saira-ji & family.

Farah Khan: I was all of 4 yrs old when I saw my first stampede.. #dilipkumar walked into a wedding reception.. there was hysteria.. women thronged to see him, the bridal couples stage broke!!

Such was the magic! He was known as the tragedy king, but I was always a fan of his comedic timing.. there will be no1 like him .. deepest condolences to #sairaji n his family.

Ajay Devgn: Shared many moments with the legend...some very personal, some on stage. Yet, nothing really prepared me for his passing away.

An institution, a timeless actor. Heartbroken. Deepest condolences to Sairaji.


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Ritiesh Deshmukh: Every actor that faces the camera today will thank Dilip Sahab for the being their teacher. Truly an institution.

Am completely heartbroken today, will miss his pat on my back, his smile with a twinkle in the eye and fond kisses on my forehead.

Dilip Sahab- you will always be the king amongst kings. Greatest of all times. You were a hero to every generation.

Rest in glory Sir. My deepest condolences to Sairaji, the entire family, loved ones and millions of fans across the globe.

Divya Dutta: My mother and I have together watched his movies many many times!! ! loved and adored him!! End of an era!

That persona, Those eyes, talent of thst magnitude.. @TheDilipKumar you left us a legacy !! RIP Yusuf saab. I'll never forget watching naya daur sitting next to him!

Sunny Deol: End Of An Era! #DilipKumar Sahab! You will always be missed.

Suniel Shetty: Today marks the end of an era, as we lost the brightest star of Indian Cinema. You will always live in our hearts Dilip Sahab. Rest in Peace!


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Anil Kapoor: Our world is a little less bright today because one of our brightest stars has left us for the heavens.

Dilip Sahab was very close to my father and I had the tremendous honor of sharing screen-space with him in 3 of my most memorable films...

He was and will always be the finest & greatest actor of our industry for me...he has inspired generations of artists. Rest in peace Dilip Sahab. You remain in our minds and hearts forever.

Karan Johar: DILIP KUMAR SAAB set the standard for all solid actors to follow… he was a bonafide institution... his performances are text books of nuance and celluloid screen presence....

He leaves behind a legendary legacy that will continue to inspire generations of artists …. His journey can never end because his legacy will always live on…

Rest in peace Dilip Saab and thank you for being the force that you were.... That force is unmatchable and irreplaceable but forever inspirational...

Prayers to Saira aunty and the entire family... The entire fraternity mourns the passing away of a LEGEND.

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Sanjay Dutt: So many special moments with Dilip Saab... he was like a father figure in my life.

A huge loss for the film fraternity and for all of us, we have lost a legend today. My deepest condolences to Sairaji, may God give her strength in this tough time.

Raj Babbar: You were my childhood hero - the sole inspiration for me to get into films. From an Actor to an Institution you effortlessly crossed into Immortality decades ago. Today as you start your final journey let me say - never ever will there be another like you Sir.


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Deepti Naval: Alvida Dilip Sahab! ... There are no words... no words.

Varun Dhawan: 1922-2021 RIP LEGEND 'If I were to state what I really want, I would immediately say that I want plenty of sleep, peace of mind while awake, a handkerchief in my pocket always and a son. These are my personal wants for the gratification of my personal self.' - Dilip Kumar November 1953

Shilpa Shetty: A legend... an icon! From being called the Tragedy King to being an institution yourself for every generation of performers thereafter, there will never be anyone like you, Dilip Saab Your legacy will live on forever. Sending prayers & love to Sairaji and the family May your soul rest in peace, #DilipKumar Saab.

Diana Penty: #DilipKumar Sahab, you are and will forever be, a legend Heart suit My deepest condolences to Saira Banu Ji and the family. May he rest in peace.


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Jackie Shroff: Prayers For His Soul And Strength To The Family.

Hansal Mehta: The greatest mainstream actor India ever had or will ever have. There will never be another Dilip Kumar.

Amitabh Bachchan: 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 this loss .. Deeply saddened ... a prayer for them that suffer misery .. of departure .. of uncertainty .. BUT .. all shall be well soon .. prayers.

Siddharth: One of the greatest actors the world has ever known has left us. A giant tree has fallen.

pray for the soul of legend #DilipKumar sahab. I also pray today's generation learns about and celebrates him. He is forever.

Prakash Raj: A legend ... an Inspiration... thank you for living a wonderful life #DilipKumar ji ... RIP.


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Ritesh Sidhwani: #DilipKumar Ji’s contribution to Indian cinema is unparalleled. We have lost an icon today. Thank you for the memories and movies. May his soul rest in peace.

Madhur Bhandarkar" I was fortunate to pay my tributes to the legendary actor Dilip Kumar sir at his last journey. RIP.

Karenvir Bohra: It's a tragedy that the king is no more Folded hands #restinpeace sir #dilipkumar you not only been an inspiration to millions but have been the 'NEEV' (foundation) 9 On which this industry stands.

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Chiranjeevi: An Era comes to an END in the Indian Film Industry.Deeply Saddened by the passing of LEGEND #DilipKumar Saab.

One of the GREATEST Actors India has ever produced,an Acting Institution & a National Treasure. Enthralled the world for several decades.May his soul Rest in Peace.

Amit Shah: Shri Dilip Kumar Ji was a veritable legend of the silver screen, in him, Indian Cinema has lost one of the greatest actors. He has entertained generations of cinema lovers with his incredible acting and iconic roles. M

y sincerest condolences to Dilip Ji's family and followers.

President Ram Nath Kovind: Dilip Kumar summarised in himself a history of emerging India. The thespian's charm transcended all boundaries, and he was loved across the subcontinent.

With his demise, an era ends. Dilip Saab will live forever in the heart of India. Condolences to family and countless fans.

Ashok Gehlot: My heartfelt condolences at the passing away of veteran actor #DilipKumar ji. May his family, friends and fans find strength to bear this loss.

His demise is an end of an era in Indian cinema & his rich contribution to films would always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace.

Shashi Tharoor: Immortals never die. As Tagore wrote, 'Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.' #DilipKumar's work shines on.

Shahid Afridi: 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.

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