• Dilip Kumar was a Bollywood great who epitomised India's emotional struggles

    21 days ago - By The Guardian

    The actor, who has died at 98, gave expression to the intense cultural complexities raised as independence met modernity - with respect, depth and subtlety Rarely do Narendra Modi and Imran Khan agree, but the death of Indian film great Dilip Kumar united the prime ministers of India and Pakistan in grief as each expressed their admiration and affection for the actor who has died aged 98. Born Muhammed Yusuf Khan in 1922, in Peshawar, close to the border with Afghanistan in what was then British India, he moved to Bombay to take his first role in Jwar Bhata - a film now remembered only for...
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