Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar breathed his last at Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital on July 7 at 7.30 am. Soon after the news was made official, fans and celebrities took to social media to offer their condolences. From the Souh, Mahesh Babu, Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Mohanlal, and Kamal Haasan have taken to Twitter to share their tribute to Dilip Kumar. Dulquer Salmaan, on his part, wrote an emotional goodbye to Dilip Kumar in which wrote why the veteran actor was his father Mammootty's favorite person.
Dulquer wrote, "Just a few weeks ago my father and I spoke about you. You are someone he loves immensely. Both as an actor and as a person. He said there isn’t a more charming actor or a sweeter man than Dilip Saab. And that when you spoke your words flowed like honey. He could listen and watch you speak endlessly. In fact, if you ever spotted him, whether at an event or even abroad shopping, you would always make it a point to send for him. And then you would enquire about him and give him your love and your time. You are his absolute favorite. I love you for how much my father loves you. You were his own. I struggled through this entire note to avoid writing in the past tense. Farewell Dilip Saab (sic)."
Mammootty shared a throwback photo with Dilip Kumar and wrote, "Farewell to the legendary thespian. I’ve been graced by your love and affection every time I’ve met you. Your kindness and words made one feel like your own. Farewell to my all-time favorite actor. There’s nobody like you. Before you or after you. #Dilipkumar (sic).”