On Manoj Kumar’s 81st birthday, here’s looking at some rare photos of the patriotic herohttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/manoj-kumar-birthday-5273188/

On Manoj Kumar’s 81st birthday, here’s looking at some rare photos of the patriotic hero

In a career spanning over six decades, Manoj Kumar has been primarily known as the patriotic hero. After the 1965 war, PM Lal Bahadur Shastri asked Manoj to create a film on the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. The result was the 1967 film Upkar that was loved by the masses.

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In a career spanning over six decades, Manoj Kumar has been primarily known as the patriotic hero. After the 1965 war, PM Lal Bahadur Shastri asked Manoj to create a film on the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. The result was the 1967 film Upkar that was loved by the masses.

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Manoj Kumar was named Harikishan Giri Goswami at birth. He changed his name to Manoj Kumar after watching Dilip Kumar's character in the film Shabnam.

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Manoj Kumar became known as the patriotic hero after his film Shaheed in 1965.

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Manoj Kumar was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema in 2016.

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In 1992, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

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His last film appearance was in the 1995 film Maidan-E-Jung.