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Lost my most affectionate brother in the industry: Dharmendra

by Team Expresso
Dharmendra on Dilip Kumar

Condolences continue to pour on social media as the legendary actor of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar passed away. At the age of 98, the actor breathed his last in Hinduja Hospital. As soon as this unfortunate news broke out, fans and film fraternity took to their social media and expressed their grief marking the end of an era.

Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Lata Mangeshkar, and many other celebrities shared their heartfelt messages and fond memories with late actor Dilip Kumar.

Hours ago, legendary actor Dharmendra Deol took to Twitter and shared a series of tweets expressing his agony on the unfortunate passing away of Dilip Saab.

“Extremely sad, to loose my most affectionate brother in the industry. Jannat naseeb ho 🙏 hamare Dalip Sahab ko 🙏” tweets Dharmendra Deol. He also shared a throwback picture with Dilip Saab and wrote “Extremely”.



Dharmendra always considered Dilip Kumar as his elder brother and they shared a close bond. Talking to NDTV, the actor remembered an incident when he took a sweater from Dilip Sahab and never returned it back.

Recalling the whole story, the veteran actor told, “Imagine our talks and with so much love he gave me a sweater to wear. It used to get nippy those days in the 60s so I told him ‘I will not return it, can I take it?’ He happily gave it to me with a lot of love. Then we were shooting one day; he would tell me wear my suit and I told Saira ‘I have got my own, will wear my own cause his are a little loose’ and I couldn’t say no to him then I reminded him, ‘Dilip sahib I took your sweater’ since nobody forgets if they have bought something nice so he said, ‘Yea I got 2 from Paris, one Nasir took and the other you took.”

Adding Further he said, “I have 1000 of memories. I got so many things. I used to ask him for things I liked. He would give like a big brother. Many such things. He would tell me to stay strong and would say how God has given so much. He would ask me to take a break from the city. ‘You should go out as you’re from the village. It will be suffocating for you here in Mumbai. Go once a month to Lonavala.’ He was such a nice man you can write a book on him.”

Tracing back in past, Dharmendra and Dilip Kumar had several times collaborated on the silver screen. Dharmendra’s first Bengali film Paari 1966, which was later remade in Hindi as Anokha Milan in 1978 also starred Dilip ji. Both were also seen together in the movie Jwaar Bhata released in 1973. It’s unfortunate how Dharmendra’s dearest friend, colleague, and elder brother left him so soon.

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