Dilip Kumar is one of India’s most respected actors, known for his role as a tragic hero in Bollywood movies, and his family said he died on Wednesday morning.
Kumar is 98 years old and has been ill for some time, a doctor who treated him told reporters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed their condolences. Modi said that Kumar “has unparalleled brilliance.”
“For my generation, Dilip Kumar is the greatest and most versatile actor,” Khan said on Twitter.
At his residence in Mumbai, Bollywood actors and filmmakers, including Shah Rukh Khan, Vidyabaran and Karan Johar, flocked to pay their respects.
The funeral was held in a cemetery in Mumbai in national honor.
Authorities in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, stated that they plan to restore the actor’s ancestral home in a narrow alley in the city.
“We are now protecting it,” said Abdus Samad, the director-general of the archaeological department.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan said on Twitter: “An institution has disappeared… Whenever the history of Indian cinema is written, it is always before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar.”