Taking to Twitter, Dharmendra shared a video clip and remembered his youth, before stepping into the film industry.
In a voice message, the senior cleric said he had been asked to be part of the Namaz-e-Janaza (last prayer before burial) of the thespian in Mumbai, but could not do so because of health issues and prior engagements.
A great admirer of Dilip Kumar, Seerat tweets about this sorrowful loss stating, "A Doyen, An Institution, A Legend.
Veteran Telugu actor, Chiranjeevi offered condolences to the family members of late Dilip Kumar.
"We send our deep condolences to his family, his legions of fans throughout the world," Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday.
Wrapped in tricolour, Dilip Kumar's mortal remains were buried at Mumbai's Juhu Kabristan. He also received a gun salute at his funeral.
Dilip Kumar's almost six-decade career comprised unforgettable movies and moments that have forever brightened the Indian silver screen.
Mangeshkar was known to tie Rakhi on Dilip Kumar's wrist every year.
The actress is noted for her flawless dancing skills, fitness passion, and love of yoga.
The 1950s and 1960s were considered the golden era of Hindi film music. Mohammad Rafi, the reigning male voice of the era, was Dilip Kumar's voice of choice mostly, though the thespian lip-synced to many gems by Manna Dey and Mukesh, too.
Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan prayed to Lord Jagannath for the wellbeing of Kumar's immortal soul and extended his condolences to the bereaved family members.
He recalled the great and long services rendered by Dilip Kumar as an actor for several decades to the Indian film industry.
"Dilip Kumar Ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled brilliance, due to which audiences across generations were enthralled," the tweet read.
Dilip Kumar died on Wednesday morning at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital. He was 98. The news of his demise is confirmed by Dr Jaleel Parkar, Pulmonologist, who was treating the veteran actor.
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