Dilip Kumar death anniversary: The legend held THIS box office records for 15 years; beat SRK, Salman

An actor, if ever one, a pioneer of Hindi cinema, one of the biggest stars the world has ever seen cinema and arguably India’s greatest actor of all time, passed away today, July 7. Dilip Kumar (real name Yusuf Khan) was 98 and died of natural causes related to age, leaving an indelible mark and then something on the Indian film industry and film-lovers for generations to come. Not surprisingly, his irreplaceable legacy was built on delivering fine performances in many of Hindi cinema’s most memorable classics and masterpieces, setting box office records that are too vast to list in one article alone.

So, today, going Dilip KumarOn the 1st of his death anniversary, we have decided to tell you about a special box office record that the legend has, which since then has not been emulated in any Indian film industry, let alone Bollywood. You will be surprised to know that Dilip Sahab is the only actor in India who has delivered at least one genuine, clean hit at the box office for 15 consecutive years from 1947 to 1961. Truly a tremendous achievement, especially in Bollywood, where actors are happy to deliver clean hits at least once every 2 years. Check out the superstar’s hit-machine record over the years, including all the box office numbers and verdicts:

1947
Firefly – Collection Unknown [Verdict: Hit]

1948
Martyrs – Collection Unknown [Verdict: Hit]
Fair – Collection Unknown [Verdict: Hit]

1949
Andaz – Collection Unknown [Verdict: Hit]
Shabnam – Collection Unknown [Verdict: Hit]

1950
Babylon – Rs. 70 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]
Jogan – Rs. 62 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]
Arzoo – Rs. 45 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]

1951
Deedar – Rs. 80 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]

1952
On – Rs. 1.50 crore net [Verdict: Blockbuster]
Stain – Rs. 80 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]

1953
Pavement – Rs. 55 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]

1954
Amar – Rs. 50 lakh net [Verdict: Hit]

1955
Uran Khatola – Rs. 1.10 crore net [Verdict: Superhit]

1956
Azad – Rs. 1.50 crore net [Verdict: Superhit]

1957
New Round – Rs. 2.25 crore net [Verdict: Blockbuster]

1958
Madhumati – Rupee. 2.00 crore net [Verdict: Blockbuster]
Yahudi – Rs. 1.00 crore net [Verdict: Hit]

1959
Paigham – Rs. 1.40 crore net [Verdict: Superhit]

1960
Mughal-e-Azam – Rupee. 5.50 crore net [Verdict: All-Time Blockbuster]
Kohinoor – Rs. 1.50 crore net [Verdict: Hit]

1961
Ganga Jamna – Rs. 3.50 crore net [Verdict: Blockbuster]

RIP, Dilip Kumar. There will never be another like you!

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