As the news about the death of legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar reached Pakistan, many big names from the world of politics, showbiz and cricket started sending their prayers and tributes to the Bollywood’s Tragedy King.
Expressing his grief, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he could never forget Dilip’s generosity in his time to help raise funds for SKMCH (Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital) when the project was launched.
President Arif Alvi called Dilip Kumar “an outstanding actor, a humble man, and a dignified personality”. “May his soul rest in peace,” he prayed on Twitter.
Famed cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi wrote: “A huge loss for Yousuf Khan sahib’s fans from KPK to Mumbai and across the globe.”
Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail shared an old video of the deceased actor, prasing Imran Khan for his humanitarian vision back in 1990s.
Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui remarked thespians don’t die; they live on in their work while paying tribute to Dilip Kumar.
Pashtun nationalist leaders Afrasaib Khattak and Bushra Gohar also shared their thoughts on the demise of Peshawar-born Bollywood star.
Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif praised Dilip Kumar, saying he will forever be the shining star for art & cinema lovers.
The veteran actor died at the age of 98 on Wednesday (today). Famous for his role in iconic Indian film “Mughal-e-Azam”, Mohammed Yusuf Khan (Dilip’s former name) was born in 1922 in Peshawar.
Dilip Kumar was bestowed with Pakistan’s highest civilian award in 1998.