Dilip Kumar birthday: Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and others send wishes

Bollywood wishes legendary actor Dilip Kumar on his 94th birthday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:December 11, 2016 5:58 pm
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Bollywood celebrities including Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have wished veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who turned 94 on Sunday, a year full of good health and happiness.

Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre here on Wednesday after swelling in one of his legs.

The thespian, who made his acting debut in Jwar Bhata in 1944, was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He later adopted the screen name Dilip Kumar. He was last seen on the big screen in the film Qila in 1998. He was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

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He has worked in hit films like Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Kranti and Saudagar.

Here is what some of the Bollywood celebrities tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: To the greatest Dilip Kumar on his birthday December 11, wishes prayers and duas for good health and happiness.

Rishi Kapoor: Many happy returns of this day to our dearest Yusuf Uncle! God bless! Love, respects and affection – “Sunny Boy”!

Mahesh Bhatt: Happy birthday Dilip Saab! Inhaling the memories spent in your company makes life glow. Thank you Sir!

Shabana Azmi: To the Aakhri Mughal (last Mughal) of the Hindi film industry. Salgirah mubarak (Happy birthday). You have been such an inspiration to millions. Respect.

Juhi Chawla: Happy birthday Dilip Kumar Sahab! Wishing peace and good heath to one of the greatest stars of the Indian screen.

Check out the tweets here.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar also had a special message for Dilip Kumar. She tweeted with caption, “Aaj mere bade bhai Dilip Kumar ji ka janamdin hai. Meri Ishwar se prarthana hai ki wo deerghayu ho aur unki sehat acchi rahe (Today is my elder brother Dilip Kumar’s birthday. I pray to God for his long life and good health).

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Dilip Kumar was hospitalised earlier this week. Earlier it was said he might be home for his birthday. But he continues to be admitted.

(With inputs from IANS)

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