Throwback: When Shah Rukh Khan laid the red carpet for Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu at an award function
Thespian Dilip Kumar’s death on Wednesday has left the entire Indian film industry shocked and in mourning. The great actor who passed away at the age of 98 has left a huge void in cinema and a long body of work behind. Kumar, had been facing regular health issues for months now and passed away at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital.
He has got immense respect from the people in the industry. He has been bed ridden for many years now but there was a time when he used to go for award nights. On the occasion of a popular film awards night, Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu went to the stage for a special announcement. Shah Rukh Khan, the host of the award night, laid a red carpet for the golden couple and then they both greeted each other warmly.
The video is proof of how much respect Dilip Saab has earned over the years with his body of work. His charismatic personality and graceful body language has always had all the attention from his public appearances.
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There will be no one like him. Some of his best known films include Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Azaad, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Kranti, Karma, Ram Aur Shyam, among others.
For his contribution to cinema, Dilip Kumar was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in the artform. He also received the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the country.