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Actor Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account to be closed

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Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of late actor Dilip Kumar, has revealed that the late actor’s Twitter account will be deactivated. The decision has been taken in this regard with the consent of Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu, Farooqui said in a tweet.

“After much discussion and deliberation and with the consent of Saira Banu ji, I have decided to close this Twitter account of beloved Dilip Kumar Saab. Thank you for your continuous love and support – Faisal Farooqui,” the tweet reads.

Dilip Kumar’s death

The veteran actor died at the age of 98 in Mumbai in July this year. He was also admitted to Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital after he complained of breathlessness and he died there on July 7. Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar were co-stars of films such as Sagina, Gopi, Bairaag and Duniya. The actress married Dilip Kumar in October 1966.

Dilip Kumar, in his six-decade-long career, had starred in acclaimed classics such as Madhumati, Devdas, Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Shakti, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur. Dilip Kumar was known for playing tragic heroes in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar and Jogan. He was last seen in the 1998 film Qila.

Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, which he received in 2015. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He was the first winner of the Filmfare Best Actor award – for 1956’s Azaad. The legendary actor also received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1993.

The actor had an enviable fan following across generations. Many have asked the actor’s profile to be locked but available for the sake of history rather than deactivating it.

 

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