Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar is celebrating his 96th birthday today. Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Muhammad Yusuf Khan, was born in Peshawar. He ventured into acting in 1944 with “Jwar Bhata” and later featured in cinematic jewels like “Babul”, “Devdas”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Shakti” and “Saudagar” among many others.
His last Bollywood outing was in 1998’s “Qila”.
Dilip Saab has not been keeping well for quite some time. In September and October, he was admitted to a hospital for recurrent pneumonia. But he is now at home and recovering.
His movement is limited, diet is restricted and he recognises only a few close ones.
Today on his birthday, fans across the globe are sending him the best wishes on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets –
— shafi (@shafi_shaikh) December 11, 2018
— Vivek Pratap Singh….✍ (@ShayarVivek) December 11, 2018
— Ambal Productions (@AmbalProd) December 11, 2018
— ? (@iFunkaar) December 11, 2018
” Aap Jiyo Hazaaron Saal, Saal ke din ho Unlimited ”
Wish you a very Happy Birthday Our Legend and Evergreen Handsome @TheDilipKumar Ji. You are Always Fit and Happy and Healthy. Thanks for giving us always Such a Wonderful And Blockbuster Movies.#DilipKumar #HappyBirthday pic.twitter.com/qG6QnECOKU
— Pulkit Moonat (@am_pulkit) December 11, 2018
— Memories of Indian Cinema (@MemoriesIndian) December 11, 2018
Bahaare aaj paigaam-e-mohabbat le ke aayi hai!
Wishing the Legend who got realism to Indian cinema way ahead of its time, @TheDilipKumar a very Happy Birthday! #HappyBirthdayDilipKumar #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/ZqLVIyZX0v
— NISAR (@Nisar_Srkian) December 11, 2018
Veteran actor #DilipKumar, who turn 96 today..
Did u Know: Dilip Kumar’s family migrated from Peshawar to #Nashik in the years immediately after Independence… he studied at Barnes school in Deolali.. his father Lala Ghulam Sarwar was a fruit merchant at Deolali…#DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/qMUZxGL29u
— Nashik News™ (@NashikNews) December 11, 2018
A spectacular career over 6 decades, over 65 films, 9 Filmfare awards and first recipient of the #Filmfare Best Actor Award – Here’s wishing Happy Birthday and blessed life to @TheDilipKumar Saab – Your Fan.#DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/BgvA16lcv7
— Akif Haseeb (@akifhaseeb) December 11, 2018
— Dinesh Purohit (@Imdineshpurohit) December 11, 2018
According to the reports, DIlip’s wife Saira Banu, who is 22 years younger to legendry actor, will be hosting a dinner for few friends at their residence in Mumbai.