Dilip Kumar: Shame – Urmila Matondkar Slams Haryana BJP Leader Arun Yadav’s Tweet On Dilip Kumar


'Shame': Urmila Matondkar Slams Haryana BJP Leader's Tweet On Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar was born Yusuf Khan in 1922 in Peshawar (then a part of British-ruled India) (File)


The head of Haryana BJP’s social media and IT wing has been slammed by Shiv Sena chief Urmila Matondkar, after he took a crude swipe at iconic actor Dilip Kumar, who died this morning at 98.

In a tweet written in Hindi, Arun Yadav – whose Twitter bio says he’s the “State IT & Social Media Head” for the BJP in Haryana – mentioned: “The death of Mohammad Yusuf Khan (Dilip Kumar), who earned money by keeping a Hindu name in the film world, is an irreparable loss to the Indian film industry! Deepest condolences to the bereaved family!”

“God give peace to the departed soul,” the tweet continued.

Ms Matondkar, a well-liked actress who entered politics with the Congress forward of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, hit again with a caustic three-phrase tweet.

“Shame on you,” she wrote, with a ‘thumbs down’ emoji for added impact.

One of Bollywood’s best actors and an inspiration to many within the movie business, together with those that are legends in their very own proper, Dilip Kumar died Wednesday in Mumbai after a protracted sickness.

A tweet posted from the actor’s official deal with by household pal Faisal Farooqui learn: “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip saab a few minutes ago. We are from God and to him we return.”

Born Mohammad Yusuf Khan in December 1922 in Peshawar (which was then a part of British territories within the subcontinent), he assumed the identify Dilip Kumar earlier than starring in his first movie – 1944’s Jwar Batta, which, sadly sank with out hint on the field workplace.

However, a legend was born and Dilip Kumar went on to star in a few of Indian cinema’s most iconic movies, together with Naya Daur, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam, Andaz and Madhumati.

His passing was mourned by the entire nation, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi main tributes.

“Dilip Kumarji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled. His passing away is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and innumerable admirers. RIP,” the PM mentioned.

From the movie business, iconic figures like Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi all posted messages of sorrow and remembered Dilip saab, as he was fondly referred to as.

The Israel authorities additionally tweeted, saying (in Hindi): “May God grant his soul eternal rest.”


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