Bollywood veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday due to age-related illness, his family has confirmed. He was 98.
He died at the private Hinduja Hospital where had been admitted for certain breathing issues. He is survived by his wife, veteran actor Saira Banu.
The actor’s official Twitter account also confirmed the news of his death, “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.”
Dilip Kumar was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Hinduja Hospital, Khar, on June 29, after reportedly complaining of breathlessness.
A statement was issued on his behalf on Twitter the following day. It read: "Dilip Saab has been admitted to Hinduja Hospital, Khar to address medical issues related to illness which are frequently expected in a 98 year old. Your love and prayers are truly appreciated by Saab."
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