New Delhi 07 July 2021: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla has condoled the demise of Shri Dilip Kumar, veteran actor in Indian cinema.
In his message, Shri Birla said: 'My heartfelt homage on the sad demise of legendary actor Shri Dilip Kumar ji. Well known around the world as the ‘tragedy king’, he was an institution in himself. The legendary thespian played a wide variety of characters and was equally at ease in every role he played. Through his portrayals of various characters over the years, he gave a positive direction to society. His death has left an irreplaceable void in Indian and world cinema and is truly the end of an era. In these difficult times, I pray for strength for his bereaved family. Om Shanti.'
Remembering the films like ‘Gopi’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Mashaal’ and the different shades of characters played by Shri Dilip Kumar, Shri Birla said that he has left behind a legacy of films and gave Hindi cinema some of its most enduring classics.