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RIP Dilip Kumar: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Sonu Sood among others from Indian film fraternity pay tribute to the film legend 

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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was suffering from age-related illness for years, passed away at the age of 98 on July 8. The actor was admitted twice to the hospital in the last month. The news was announced on his official Twitter handle by Faisal Farooqui that read, "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."

RIP Dilip Kumar: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Sonu Sood among others from Indian film fraternity pay tribute to the film legend 

Known as the tragedy king in Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar acted in over 65 films in his legendary career. Kumar made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata. Three years after, the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan, was the first major hit for Kumar. He was part of the movies like Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967),  Dastaan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He was last seen in Qila in 1998.

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."

Indian film fraternity stars have taken to social media to pay tribute to the cinema legend. Popular stars like Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Jr. NTR, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sonu Sood among others have paid tribute.

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