Both Dilip Kumar and Stan Swamy opened their hearts to the powerless
In the span of just 48 hours this week, two famous old men passed away very close to each other in the Mumbai locality of Bandra. Their lifestyles were wildly divergent, but the life stories of Dilip Kumar and Stan Swamy nonetheless converge to reveal important truths about India after 1947.
Naturally, the film star’s story is more familiar. Mohammad Yusuf Khan was born in Peshawar in 1922, changed his name upon entering the film industry (Jwar Bhata in 1944 was his first starring role) and had become India’s reigning superstar by the 1950s, which position he retained for an entire generation.