Fans in Pakistan gather outside Dilip Kumar's ancestral home to offer prayers

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 8, 2021 02:20 PM2021-07-08T14:20:00+5:302021-07-08T14:20:00+5:30

A large group of people on Wednesday offered Ghaibana Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for legendary Indian actor Dilip ...

Fans in Pakistan gather outside Dilip Kumar's ancestral home to offer prayers | Fans in Pakistan gather outside Dilip Kumar's ancestral home to offer prayers

Fans in Pakistan gather outside Dilip Kumar's ancestral home to offer prayers

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A large group of people on Wednesday offered Ghaibana Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar at his ancestral house in Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar in Pakistan.They also offered Fateha (prayers) for the 98-year-old cinema icon and prayed for his eternal peace.akistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had also offered condolences post Dilip Kumar’s demise. He tweeted, “Saddened to learn of Dilip Kumar's passing. I can never forget his generosity in giving his time to help raise funds for SKMTH when the project launched. This is the most difficult time - to raise the first 10% of the funds & his appearance in Pak & London helped raise huge amounts. Apart from this, for my generation, Dilip Kumar was the greatest and most versatile actor.”

In 1998, the Pakistan government honoured Kumar with the 'Nishan-e-Imtiaz' - the country’s highest civilian award. The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) condoled the demise of the legendary actor, saying he will always be remembered for the love and affection he had for the people of his ancestral home town in the province. The veteran actor  was laid to rest with state honours on Wednesday evening. Celebs like Amitabh Bachchan and Subhash Ghai were also spotted at Dilip Kumar’s funeral. Often known as the Nehruvian hero, he did his first film 'Jwar Bhata' in 1944 and his last 'Qila' in 1998, 54 years later. The five-decade career included 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Devdas', 'Naya Daur', and 'Ram Aur Shyam', and later, as he graduated to character roles, 'Shakti' and 'Karma'. The actor is survived by his wife Saira Banu.
 

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