An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, the officer was commissioned in IAF as a fighter pilot in 1984. He is the first Odia officer to be chosen for the top post.
In a tweet on the verified page, family friend Faisal Farooqui wrote that he has received Kumar's wife and veteran actor Saira Banu's consent to close the account.
'On September 1, Saira Banu's cardiac tests happened and she has been diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome,' a Hinduja Hospital doctor said.
The 77-year-old star has been admitted to the same hospital where her late husband and legendary actor Dilip Kumar had been admitted.
Heavy rains in Pakistan's Peshawar damage ancestral houses of Indian film icons Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archaeology Department is yet to start the renovation work of the buildings, situated in Qissa Khwani Bazar area.
Dilip Kumar went on to become a magnanimous version of the aura of India’s first premier
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Devdas' team celebrates film's 19th anniversary, pays homage to Dilip Kumar
In filmmaker Bimal Roy's 1955 rendition "Devdas", Dilip Kumar played the role of the depressed alcoholic. The official Twitter account of Bhansali Productions paid a tribute to Dilip Kumar's Devdas.
"Actors like Kumar are born once in a century. He was not just an actor, but an institution," Senator Mohsin Aziz said.
Dilip Kumar died at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday morning and was laid to rest with full state honours in the evening.
Dilip Kumar, who passed away at 98 in Mumbai after a prolonged illness, never missed a good laugh.
In her condolence message to Kumar's wife Saira Banu, Sonia said the actor left a priceless legacy through his rich contributions to the world of art and culture.
In recognition of Dilip Kumar’s services for promoting Urdu language and culture, MANUU had conferred an honorary doctorate on him in 2009 at its third convocation.
Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.
The year was 1984. The annual Soorya Festival was happening in the city.
When TV channels broke the news of actor Dilip Kumar’s death on Wednesday morning, Kasaragod’s social media users took a foggy trip down the memory lane.