Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passes away. He was 98

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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passes away (Image tweeted by @ANI)
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passes away (Image tweeted by @ANI)

Mumbai : Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday after battling age-related illness for past few days. He was 98-year-old.

Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital announced the news.

The legendary actor has been diagnosed with pleural effusion, also referred to as ‘water in the lungs’.

He was admitted to the hospital on June 6 after he complained of breathlessness.

Actress Saira Banu had told, "After experiencing breathlessness, we took Dilip sahab to the hospital in Khar Road at 8.30 am. Doctors are treating him and we have got a few tests done, we are awaiting reports. Please pray for him that he feels better and we can take him home quickly."

The 98-year-old actor Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Mohammed Yusuf Khan, is considered one of the icons and best actors in Indian cinema. He was last seen in the film Qila (1998).

May his soul rests in peace.