Dilip Kumar, Bollywood's Great 'Tragedy King,' Dies at 98

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Dilip Kumar has died at the age of 98. He started off as a script writer but moved in front of the cameras in 1944 in the film noir butter. Oh, Jeannie Vaidyanathan reports from Delhi. Yeah, I've got a job to keep. Dilip Kumar was the face of an emerging Indian film industry. And an emerging India Morning Peshawar in 1922 in what is now Pakistan. He changed his Muslim name use of con to the Hindu Philip Kumar when he entered the film industry. In a career spanning six decades, he starred in some of Bollywood's most iconic films. He was the first ever recipient of best actor that India's equivalent of the Oscars the film Fair Awards and still holds the record for winning the honor the most times. And acting megastar in South Asia. He was awarded both India and Pakistan's highest civilian honours.

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