Legendary Bollywood actor Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar, popularly known as ‘Emperor of Emotions’, has died at the age of 98 after a long illness.
According to Indian media, Dilip Kumar was shifted to hospital for the second time in a month on June 30 due to respiratory problems.
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Dilip Kumar’s death was also confirmed on the social networking site Twitter.
After being hospitalized for a week, he was allowed to return home on June 11 after water was drained from his lungs.
Due to his longevity, Dilip Kumar had been admitted to the hospital for a number of times with difficulty breathing, chest pain, lung and kidney problems.
Dilip Kumar has been away from all kinds of celebrations for a decade and used to stay at home due to old age and illness.
Born on December 11, 1922 in Peshawar, Dilip Kumar’s real name was Yusuf Khan and he entered the film world in 1944 at the age of 22 with the film ‘Jowar Bhata’.
He has been a part of many super hit films like ‘Andaz’, ‘Dagh’, ‘Ram Aur Sham’, ‘Naya Door’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Devdas’ and ‘Aadmi’.