Dilip Kumar died after a prolonged illness on Wednesday morning in a Mumbai hospital.
The actor who had bid adieu to the world had always expressed his wish to walk freely on a busy street with his wife, without being noticed by anyone.
Among many facets that define Dilip Kumar's legendary status are the songs filmed on him.
In Dilip Kumar's autobiography, The Substance And The Shadow, he had mentioned how Raj Kapoor and he have been friends since school days.
SRK’s father, Taj Mohammad Khan, was born and raised in the same street of Peshawar where Dilip Kumar 's ancestral house is located.
Dveika Rani, who was a powerful name in Bollywood back then, ensured Dilip Kumar had the right grooming to become a star.
After the news of Dilip Kumar's death was announced, social media was filled with tweets from celebrities from the film industry and his ardent fans.
Kumar, 98, was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility, around 8.30 AM.
Last month, Dilip Kumar's youngest brother Aslam Khan had passed away after testing Covid positive.
The 97-year-old actor shared a health update on Twitter, adding that his wife, actor Saira Banu, was ensuring he did not contract any infection.