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Dilip Kumar turns 96

Family friend shares an update about the Bollywood’s veteran actor’s health.

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Bollywood’s veteran actor who has ruled the silver screen for decades, Yousuf Khan who is known as Dilip Kumar turns 96 today. This whole year he has been in and out of the hospital for his health conditions.

On his birthday today, Saira Bano former actress and Dilip Sahab’s wife has shared an special message.

Message was shared on twitter, saying, “Message frm Saira Banu: My Kohinoor, my sahab, the man of my dreams, my Yusuf jaan and I can’t thank enough- the millions of well-wishers, friends and family for your beautiful messages, calls and greetings on our 52 years of marriage today, Attaching a personal fav. photo –SBK”.

Dilip Kumar still rule the hearts of millions for playing the legendary character in the iconic film ‘Mugal-e-Azam’, there are many more extraordinary films to his credit including Ram aur Sham, Aan, Devdas, Kohinoor, Gunga Jumna, Shakti, Vidhata, Karanti, Karma, Saudagar and the list goes on and on. Dilip Kumar was last seen in the Quila in 1998.

Family friend Faisal Farooqi, who keeps fans posted about Dilip Kumar’s health statuses on Twitter, while talking to the news agency IANS has shared about his health and birthday plans.

He told, “Saab has never wanted to celebrate birthdays. The last birthday we celebrated as a big event was his 89th birthday, which was in 2011 and of course, Saab enjoyed that. Dilip Saab is not a big fan of celebrating birthdays”.

Sharing updates about his health, Faisal said, “He has not fully recovered but he is making great progress. Saab is resting at home, having his meals, interacting, but obviously one of the things that the doctor has advised us to be cautious about is the infections. So, we curb the access of a lot of people to meet him”.

Dilip Kumar’s diehard fans including Bollywood celebs, have taken to social media sending him birthday wishes and prayers for his health.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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