RIP Dilip Kumar: Amul pays a moving tribute to the thespian; have you seen it yet?
After legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s death, Amul paid tribute to the late actor in its signature utterly, butterly way. On Wednesday night, a topical was posted on the brand’s official Instagram handle, highlighting some of Dilip Kumar’s finest works. The text on the post was with reference to some of his iconic films Vidhaata, Ganga Jamuna, Aadmi.
Amul’s tribute read, “Ganga bhi, jamuna bhi, Aadmi bhi, vidhaata bhi, haar andaaz ka leader.” The caption on the post read: “Tribute to the legendary actor.”
The illustration features the black and white sketches of roles essayed by Dilip Kumar in some of his films including Aadmi and Gunga Jumna. The Amul girl also stars in the sketch dressed up as one of Dilip’s co-stars and standing next to one of his characters.
Dilip Kumar died at the age of 98 in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday morning. The veteran actor was taken to the hospital last Wednesday after he complained of breathlessness. A tweet posted from the actor’s official handle by family friend Faisal Farooqui read: “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip saab a few minutes ago. We are from God and to him we return.”
The actor is survived by his wife Saira Banu, his co-star of films such as Sagina Mahato, Gopi, Bairaag and Duniya. They got married in October 1966. He was buried with full state honours at the Juhu Qabrastan in Santacruz Mumbai around 4.45 pm in the presence of family, including actor wife Saira Banu.
Dilip Kumar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha for one term, awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan and also served as sheriff of Mumbai. He was also honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award.