Remembering Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar Life of ‘Tragedy King’: 20th the century King of Bollywood
Bollywood’s icon Dilip Kumar said goodbye to the world on Wednesday 7th July 2021 at the age of 98. He was suffering from prolonged illness. PM Narendra Modi too mourned the loss of the greatest of all actors in India. His family friend revealed his death on the social platform Wednesday morning.
His initial life:
Mohammed Yusuf (Dilip Kumar) was brought into the world to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan in 1922 at Qissa Khawani Bazar space of Peshawar. Yusuf’s dad was a landowner and a fruit merchant.
Yusuf did his schooling from Nashik. His neighbour and childhood friend was the was the unrivaled Raj Kapoor. He had a squabble with his dad in his high school and left for Pune. Knowing English, he found a new line of work as an assistant in the British Army canteen in Pune. Dilip Kumar used to get Rs 36 as salary in the canteen. His career started when he met actress Devika Rani, owner of Bombay Talkies and Ashok Kumar who later influenced his acting style.
Ruled hearts of millions with extraordinary acting:
With his immaculate acting abilities, he turned into the heartbeat of millions of youth in the initial twenty years of autonomous India. Additionally, Kumar introduced numerous social issues on the screen of high contrast film through acting.
Dilip Sahab was also called an all-rounder actor. Satyajit Ray called him the best Method actor. At 25 years old, he had set up himself as the top actor in the country. With the appearance of Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, the renowned trinity of ‘Dilip-Raj-Dev’ administered the hearts of individuals for quite a long time.
His example of overcoming adversity:
Dilip Kumar is a blessing from the lofty film creation association Bombay Talkies, where Devika Rani offered him the work reprieve. It was here that he became Dilip Kumar from Yusuf Sarwar Khan and it was here that he took in the subtleties of acting.
In 1947, he worked in ‘Jugnu’. The success of this film made Dilip Kumar a star overnight. After this, he worked in many blockbuster films like ‘Shaheed’, ‘Andaz’, ‘Daag’, ‘Deedar’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Aan’, ‘Azad’.
Other facets of his life:
At whatever point Kumar got time during the shooting, he used to play cricket. Plus, sharing his old recollections through online media was likewise one of his number one leisure activities.
Till he married actress Saira Banu at the age of 44, Dilip Kumar had done numerous such movies, for which he is recalled today. Kumar never reclaimed his standing and prominence to bring in cash. It was a well-established fact in the industry that he never ran for the money. He also rejected an oscar-winning Hollywood film once.
The romantic tale of Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar finished in marriage, however their fantasy about turning out to be guardians stayed deficient. Kumar shared the explanation for this in his life account ‘The Substance and the Shadow’.
From Padma Bhushan to Dadasaheb Phalke, this megastar worked in around 60 movies in his career. The actor was deliberated with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1991 for his performance. Simultaneously, he has likewise gotten the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1995. This, yet the Government of Pakistan additionally granted him ‘Nishan-e-Imtiaz’ in 1997, which is Pakistan’s most elevated regular citizen honor.
Born : 11 December 1922, Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: 7 July 2021, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai