Dilip Kumar Biography: Real name, age, net worth, wife, family, film career, death and more
Legendary film actor Dilip Kumar passed away today morning at the age of 98 in Hinduja Hospital Mumbai. He was suffering from prolonged illness. As per the doctor Jalil Parkar, who was treating him, "He passed away due to prolonged illness at 7.30 am."
Know more about the greatest actor of tragedy in India, his real name, his career and family life in the article below.
But before that let's go through some tweets made in his honour by various known people in his life.
His family friend announced his death on the social platform today morning.
With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
We are from God and to Him we return. - Faisal Farooqui
Prime Minister Modi too mourned the loss of the greatest of all actors in India. Take a look
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2021
Amitabh Bachchan, who is a staunch follower of Dilip Kumar tweeted in his honour;
T 3958 - An institution has gone .. whenever the history of Indian Cinema will be written , it shall always be 'before Dilip Kumar, and after Dilip Kumar' ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 7, 2021
My duas for peace of his soul and the strength to the family to bear this loss .. 🤲🤲🤲
Deeply saddened .. 🙏The actor would be buried today as per the tweet shared by his family friend.
Burial today at 5:00 PM. Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 7, 2021
Dilip Kumar: Real name, Birth and Early Life
Dilip Kumar was born as Mohammed Yusuf Khan to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan in 1922. He was one of the twelve children of the couple born on 11th December 1922 at Qissa Khawani Bazar area of Peshawar. Dilip Kumar's father was a landlord and a fruit merchant; his mother was a homemaker.
Mohammed Yusuf was schooled in Nashik. His neighbour and childhood friend was the one and only Raj Kapoor.
He had an altercation with his father in his teen age and left for Pune. With the help of the Parsi contractor, Kumar, he got his first job based on his good English. His career started when he met actress Devika Rani, owner of Bombay Talkies and Ashok Kumar who later influenced his acting style.
Dilip Kumar: The First Film and Career
Dilip Kumar's first film was Jwar Bhata in 1944. The film brought him no fame and was followed by various unsuccessful films. It was Jugnu alongside Noor Jehan that brought him fame. Then came Shaheed and Mela but his first breakthrough was Andaz alongside Raj Kapoor and Nargis and Dilip Kumar became what he deserved. In 1950s, he became the first actor to charge a hefty amount of 1 lakh per film.
Dilip Kumar : Married Life
It is said that Saira Banu always knew she would marry Dilip Kumar. She went head over heels over him since the age of 12. In an interview she once said, "I was not just another girl smitten by Dilip Kumar. For me, it was no castle in the air because I had given my dream the strong foundation of faith- faith in myself and faith in God."
Naseem Banu, Saira's mother played the cupid and love blossomed between the two on the sets of Jhuk Gaya Aasman where Dilip Kumar proposed to her for marriage. They tied the knot on October 11, 1966. Saira Banu was 22 years younger to Dilip Kumar when she married him.
It is not very known, but Dilip Kumar had another wife, Asma Rehman, 16 years after he married Saira Banu. However, that marriage ended in 1983.
Dilip Kumar Family:
Dilip Kumar had 6 sisters: Fauzia Khan, Sakina Khan, Taj Khan, Farida Khan, Saeeda Khan, and Akhtar Asif. His brothers were Nasir Khan, Aslam Khan, Ehsaan Khan, Noor Mohammed, Ayub Sarwar. Dilip Kumar had no children from both his wives.
Dilip Kumar: Net Worth and Legacy
It was reported by a film magazine once, that Dilip Kumar's net worth is estimated to be around INR 627 crores. His major source of income was acting. The actor was alos a Member of Parliament of which he drew a salary.
The actor will always be remembered because of his films like Nadiya Ke Par (1948), Arzoo (1950), Daag (1952), Devdas (1954), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), and Karma (1986). His final film before he quit facing the camera was Qila in 1998.
His most famous dialogues were from films like Mughal-e-Azam which would be remembered for centuries: "Taqdeerein badal jaati hain, zamana badal jaata hai, mulkon ki tarikh badal jaati hain, Shahenshah badal jaate hain, magar is badalti huyi duniya mein mohabbat jis insaan ka daaman thaam leti hai, woh insaan nahi badalta."
Another dialogue would be from the film Saudagar that won the hearts of the audience- "Haq hamesha sar jhukake nahin, sar uthake maanga jaata hai."
His films were always thought provoking and the actor went on to gain titles like King of Romance, Tragedy King and others.
He is said to be one of the greatest intellects of the film industry who was always surrounded with thoughtful people. May his soul Rest In Peace!