Viral posts claim Dilip Kumar donated his wealth to Waqf Board. It’s not true

Hours after Dilip Kumar's death, several social media users said the late actor donated his wealth to the Waqf Board, instead of giving it to an NGO or old age home.

File photo of actor Dilip Kumar| Wikimedia commons
File photo of actor Dilip Kumar| Wikimedia commons

New Delhi: Hours after the death of legendary actor Dilip Kumar, claims that the late actor donated his wealth to the Waqf Board went viral on social media.

Gaurav Mahajan, former convenor, social media & IT, BJP Delhi, shared a tweet saying Dilip Kumar donated his wealth worth Rs 98 crore to the Waqf Board, instead of giving it to an NGO or old age home. Gaurav’s tweet has been liked over 500 times.

Several other social media users shared similar posts.

Fact check

There is no record of any association between Dilip Kumar and the Waqf Board.

The allegations were also denied by Faisal Farooqui, founder & CEO of MouthShut, who also runs the late actor’s Twitter account.

“These are fake tweets created by fake IDs. Mischief makers and absolutely false. There’s no truth in their content,” Farooqui told ThePrint.

Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan in Peshawar, Dilip Kumar died Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 98.

His first film Jwar Bhata was released in 1944 and his last, Qila, in 1998, 54 years later. His five-decade career included Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Ram Aur Shyam, Shakti, and Karma.


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