Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has again become a victim of a death hoax after a message of the actor passing away went viral on messaging app Whatsapp.
The message, that went viral, stated that the Bollywood actor died on Monday at Lilawati Hospital in Mumbai.
"Big loss of the film industry. Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar is passes away at Lilawati Hospital of Mumbai," the message read.
However, the actor is well and fine and the message is nothing but just a celebrity death hoax.
This is not the first time the actor became a victim of the death hoax. Last year, when the actor was unwell rumours started doing the rounds that he passed away.
But megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter handle to slam the rumours. Big B tweeted saying that "Some baseless rumours being spread about Yusuf Saheb - Dilip Kumar, being ill .. Saira ji just informed me he is perfectly fine."
The fake death message has not gone viral on social media and several people, who believed the message, posted condolence messages on Twitter expressing their grief.
However, several others slammed the news stating that it's pointless and baseless rumours.
Here are a few tweets by people:
@TheDilipKumar sahab ek dum theek hai .Kripya afwaho par dhyan na de nahi unhe badhaye god bless our beloved yusuf sahab with good health .— parag chhapekar (@paragchhapekar) March 2, 2015
#dilipkumar is it true that he is .............— rohit gupta (@rohitvgupta) March 2, 2015
Just met @TheDilipKumar. All well.— FAISAL FAROOQUI (@faisalMouthshut) March 2, 2015
The news of the death of Dilip kumar goes viral on whatsapp.sorry for it May God give him along life— jaggirm Ranbir kaur (@jaggirm) March 2, 2015
Its sad,we complain about government, we keep complaining about n number of things..but before posting news we don't even verify #dilipkumar— Golu Mera Naam (@deepakbiyani) March 2, 2015
That Dilip Kumar death rumors are back on WhatsApp :-(— Siddharth Chhaya (@siddtalks) March 2, 2015
I condole the nation if India on the passing of one its greatest thespians and humanists Dilip Kumar.— Stella Maret (@MaretStella) March 2, 2015
Dilip Kumar is not dead. You should be, for spreading pointless rumours.— Lord Meow (@RanjibMazumder) March 2, 2015
Dilip Kumar saheb is fine and healthy. Pls stop believing in rumors. And Whatsapp should be banned— Aariz Chandra (@patrakaariz) March 2, 2015
@TheDilipKumar is fine and at home please stop spreading rumours.— bharati dubey (@bharatidubey) March 2, 2015
Some stupids r circulating that Dilip Kumar ji is no more, He died in Leelavati Hospital..... In 2014, they killed Kadar Khan ji :v— PIYUSH (@Iam_PRS) March 2, 2015