New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar left for his heavenly abode on early Wednesday morning after suffering from an age-related illness. Ahead of a state funeral, actor's family, friends and numerous B-town celebs, including Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Johny Lever, Karan Johar, Anupam Kher and Vidya Balan, were seen visiting his residence to pay their last respects.

The 98-year-old thespian was laid to rest with full state honours at Juhu Qabrastan, Mumbai. The state funeral of the actor began at around 4 pm from his residence in Bandra. Profoundly known as Dilip Sahab, he was draped in the Indian tricolour as Mumbai police and his family members carried his mortal remains to the ambulance.  

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Grief-stricken Saira Banu was also seen leaving for the funeral with her family members.

 
 
 
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Dilip Kumar was the oldest actor in Indian cinema, and with his demise, the era has also ended. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was the rakhi sister of Tragedy King, expressed her grief on the legendary actor's demise. Taking to Twitter she wrote, "Yusuf Bhai left his younger sister today. With Yusuf Bhai's demise, an era has also ended. I am not able to understand anything. I am very sad and at a loss for words. Many things have gone away, giving us many memories."

Born as Mohammed Yusuf Khan, the legend has left behind a plethora of iconic performances for generations to come. Some of Dilip Kumar’s cult-classic films are Jugnu, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam, Deedar, Andaz and Madhumat to name a few.

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Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv