Film icon Dilip Kumar breathed his last on July 7, 2021. The veteran actor was reportedly battling prostate cancer and had suffered kidney failure as well. A day ago, he was buried with full state honours. Since yesterday, colleagues, friends, fans, and celebrities have been paying tribute to the late actor and his contribution to Indian cinema. One of the tributes came from Priyanka Chopra who said that his contribution is invaluable and irreplaceable.
Priyanka Chopra shared a note in Hindi with few pictures that had a quote from Dilip Kumar’s film Saudagar. She wrote, “‘You don’t claim your place with your head… but you do it with your head held high.’ – Saudagar. Yusuf Sa’ab lived his life with his head held high.”
She continued, “Very few people got the opportunity to meet him, and I am one of those fortunate ones. Ever since I got to know Saira Ma’am and Yusuf Sa’ab, I have only gotten love and blessings from them. Meeting him and having a casual conversation are some of the most precious moments of my life.”
She concluded, “Yusuf Saab’s contribution to the Arts is invaluable and irreplaceable. Today the curtains have come down on one of India’s greatest. An end of an era. My condolences to Saira ma’am and the family. Rest in peace.”
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is survived by his wife Saira Banu.