Condolences on Dilip Kumar’s death

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The management of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) issued condolences on the death of Dilip Kumar, a legendary actor. According to a press release, the actor supported the construction of Pakistan’s first Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre during a critical stage of fundraising. Dilip Kumar’s contributions for the noble cause stand testimony to his great character and shows that he was not only an extraordinary actor but also a remarkable human being. The Chairman of SKMT, Mr. Imran Khan, recently expressed his grief on the occasion and acknowledged support of Dilip Kumar in making Khan’s dream a reality. In a Tweet he said,

“Saddened to learn of Dilip Kumar’s passing. I can never forget his generosity in giving his time to help raise funds for SKMTH when project launched. This is the most difficult time – to raise first 10% of the funds & his appearance in Pak & London helped raise huge amounts.”

In 1991, Dilip Kumar along his wife Saira Bano attended the stone-laying ceremony of the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore. The press release stated, “We have immense respect for the valuable support of an actor who was a champion of humanity. People like him who demonstrate generosity of spirit continue to live in the hearts of the people forever.”