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.
“Today marks the 96th birthday of an actor who revolutionised acting and set standards impossible to meet even today. The legendary @TheDilipKumar. Plan to watch one of his classics tonight with family. Sahab, aapka saaya hum sab per humesha salamat rahe. Ameen.” AZ
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) December 11, 2018
T 3022 – The ultimate MASTER of his craft .. Dilip Kumar – Mohammed Yusuf Khan .. turns 96 .. prayers and duas for his good health and happiness always .. the history of Indian Cinema shall always be written as 'before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar' 🙏🙏🌹 pic.twitter.com/qAsOW9v5uy
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 11, 2018
A legend, icon, thespian and an institution @TheDilipKumar. Happy birthday!
The most outstanding, magnificent & admirable actor of Indian Cinema, spanning a career of 6 decades. A great humanitarian & humble human being. Satyajit Ray aptly named him 'Ultimate Method Actor'…
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) December 11, 2018
…bringing naturalness to every character with unmatched finesse.
Thank you for the unforgettable movies & songs which are special treasures for a lifetime. Wishing you joy, peace, happiness, comfort & healthy life ahead.#HappyBirthday. pic.twitter.com/5NX2VcBg3c
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) December 11, 2018
Happy birthday @TheDilipKumar sahab. We pray for your happiness and good health. Have a wonderful day.
— Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@juniorbachchan) December 11, 2018
#DilipKumar is an invaluable gift, that we have received. The subtle nuances,the incredible dialogue delivery, unconventional and effortless acting styles are some of the key features of Dilip Kumar's versatility. He is much more than just a tragedy king! #HappyBirthdayDilipKumar pic.twitter.com/uT9YX5VgBg
— Shemaroo (@ShemarooEnt) December 11, 2018
Happy birthday to the veteran Actor, the Great Dilip Saab. Years are coming and gone, but your charm can never be shattered. Hope you have a great birthday filled with family, friends and lots of love. Wishing you happiness and wellness forever. #DilipKumar pic.twitter.com/cDWqZz8rxi
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) December 11, 2018
Happy Birthday to the legendary actor Dilip Kumar! pic.twitter.com/bKvDZJeWnS
— PTV Home (@PTVHomeOfficial) December 11, 2018
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) December 11, 2018
Many happy returns of the day to @TheDilipKumar! May the lord bless you with long life, health and happiness!
In this iconic film Ram aur Shyam with my late grandfather! pic.twitter.com/OBC0hrqDmA
— Joe Nazar (@TheJoeNazar) December 11, 2018
Here’s to the first true superstar of Indian Cinema. Wishing @TheDilipKumar a very Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/b9X6uJVLm0
— Roy Kapur Films (@roykapurfilms) December 11, 2018
DILIP KUMAR turns 96 !
he debuted in ‘Jwar Bhata’ (1944) & featured in 60+ films.
— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) December 11, 2018
Birthday greetings to Bollywood’s living legend, the one and only @TheDilipKumar . May God give you strength to recover completely. You are the darling of millions of Indians and other South Asians. pic.twitter.com/x82lFiTro5
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) December 11, 2018
Janamdin mubarak Dilip sahab.. seen here with my grandfather and his music brother, Sangeet Acharya Pandit Pratap Narayan, they both bonded over indian classical music and gazals 🎶 @TheDilipKumar duaas for good health and happiness always 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/SscBgvRIyl
— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) December 11, 2018
For me the true meaning of the word ‘Life Partner’ has only been best represented and described by the years of togetherness shared between Dilip Kumar Saab and Saira Bano Jee❤️❤️ @TheDilipKumar @faisalMouthshut #dilipkumar #sairabano #saab #bestcouples #bollywoodlegend pic.twitter.com/bhjkqpWNpb
— Fatima M Khan (@fatima_mehr) November 19, 2018
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— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) November 16, 2018
Happy Birthday, #DilipKumar. Considered one of the greatest actors Indian cinema has ever seen, and described as the 'ultimate method actor' by director Satyajit Ray, Dilip Kumar is an icon in every sense of the term. @TheDilipKumar @faisalMouthshut @SrBachchan @aapkadharam pic.twitter.com/h6qd1KQe4d
— Bollywoodirect (@Bollywoodirect) December 11, 2018
A very happy birthday Dilip Sahab,
Thank you for being such an inspiration to millions! ✨
— Karan Tacker (@karantacker) December 11, 2018
My Best Wishes To Janab #DilipKumar Ji On His Birthday. Wishing Him A Happy, Healthy, Long & Successful Life. Many Many Happy Returns Of The Day. Happy Birthday To You ! @TheDilipKumar pic.twitter.com/ZhKEi5ztfH
— Mohib Baig.official (@MohibBaig1) December 11, 2018