KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club organized a memorial meeting in the honour of the late actor Dilip Kumar on Saturday evening at Club tent. Dilip Kumar, a.k.a. Mohammed Yusuf Khan, died at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on 7 July, aged 98. He had been suffering from prostate cancer.
The Condolence Ceremony was attended by the Club officials including Sr. Vice President MD. Qamaruddin, General Secretary Danish Iqbal, Football Secretary Dipendu Biswas, Treasurer MD. Akram, Executive Committee Members Shahid Rashid and Khalid Shadan.
Dilip Saab is widely considered one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. He was a pioneer of method acting, predating Hollywood method actors such as Marlon Brando. He inspired many future Indian actors, including Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Shah Rukh Khan and Amir Khan. He was also known as “Tragedy King” because of the depressing but award-winning roles he took.
Dilip Saab was extremely passionate about football, and his love for Mohammedan Sporting Club was quite well known as he was a regular sight at the Cooperage Stadium during the Rovers Cup whenever Mohammedan Sporting Club played in the tournament. He was also a patron of Mohammedan Sporting Club.