Dilip Kumar’s demise had left the whole country in sadness and a heavy heart. While it touched some on a very personal level. Late Irrfan Khan’s son Babil took to his Instagram to share his emotional connection with the actor and penned a long note on his passing away.
Babil wrote how his father was inspired and awestruck by Dilip Saab’s exceptional acting skills. Babil also mentioned how regretted that he was unable to pay tribute to the great legend.
On his Instagram handle Babil wrote, “Baba used to watch Dilip saab in complete Awe, and trust me there were very very few instances when Baba would feel awe-struck, the great Dilip saab was one to demand that from him through his irreplaceable charm and subtlety. I remember the first time I fell in love with Dilip saab, it was ‘Andaz’. His portrayal of the immensely complicated emotion that he had to project in the song ‘Toote na dil Toote na’, I knew I was in love. I am so grateful that we as a family had a chance to be mesmerised by him together. Thank you so much Dilip Saab, you were way ahead of your time. | When we received this copy of his Autobiography signed by him, baba and I were a little overwhelmed, in the best way. To touch these pages. I cannot explain how it feels. May your soul travel into a world that you wished for when all the fame and money became clear as an illusion, and the true purpose of evolution started to dawn on your being. May you travel safe and peacefully. Thank you for your immense contribution to the craft of applying honesty to ‘acting’. I don’t want to cry right now.”
Dilip Kumar was laid to rest with full state honours.