Dilip Kumar Funeral Highlights: 'He was Like a Father Figure', says Sanjay Dutt

Dilip Kumar's funeral will be performed on Wednesday at 5 PM, at Juhu Qabrastan, in Satacruz

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Dilip Kumar passed away at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, 7 July.</p></div>

Actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday morning, 7 July, at the age of 98. The veteran actor was admitted to a hospital last week after complaining of breathlessness.

The legendary actor was laid to rest at around 5 PM on Wednesday evening in Mumbai with full state honours. He was draped in tricolour and then was taken Juhu Qabrastan, in Satacruz for burial

The news of his demise was announced through his official twitter handle by his family friend Faisal Farooqui. It read, "With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return."


Actor Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi and many other celebrities visited his home to offer condolences and pay their last respects.

Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan also visited the burial ground to pay their last respect to the 'King of Tragedy'.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray paid his tribute to the legendary actor and said that last rites will performed with full state honours.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>CM&nbsp;Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to Dilip Kumar</p></div>

CM Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to Dilip Kumar

(Photo: Twitter/@OfficeofUT)

As stated by Maharashtra CM, actor Dilip Kumar was draped with the tricolour to pay one last tribute to him and honour his legacy.


Actor Hrithik Roshan also paid his last respect to the legendary actor Dilip Kumar. He tweeted, "Legends transcend space & time. The memories of Dilip Sir will forever adorn the pillars of Indian Cinema. My thoughts & prayers with Saira ji."

Sanjay Dutt also tweeted a picture with Dilip Kumar. He said that, "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."

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Sanjay Dutt on Dilip Kumar</p></div>

Sanjay Dutt on Dilip Kumar

(Photo: Twitter/@duttsanjay)

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi also bid farewell to Dilip Kumar saying that she has been his Eklavya. She tweeted, "Adieu Dilip Saab . Unknown to you I have been your Eklavya. Thank you for the movies. Thank you for the language . Thank you for the dignity . Thank you for being socially responsible. Thank you"

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Shabana Azmi on Dilip Kumar</p></div>

Shabana Azmi on Dilip Kumar

(Photo: Twitter/@AzmiShabana)

Legendary vocalist Lata Mangeshkar also shared her old photos with actor Dilip Kumar.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Lata Mangeshkar on Dilip Kumar</p></div>

Lata Mangeshkar on Dilip Kumar

(Photo: Twitter/@mangeshkarlata)

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