Wishes pour in for veteran actor Dilip Kumar on his 97th birthday


NEW DELHI: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar stepped into his 97th year on Wednesday (December 11) and received plenty of warm wishes on social media on the occasion.

Legendary Dilip Kumar said all the love and affection he has received from fans fills him with gratitude and tears. He uploaded a picture of himself on Twitter and wrote, “On this 97th birthday, calls and messages have been pouring in since last night-thank you!
“Celebrations are not important- your boundless love, affection and prayers have always brought tears of gratitude in my eyes.”

At this occasion, Saira Bano was presented a souvenir on behalf of World Book of Records (WBR) which is one of the leading organizations in the international certification of world records. It works intercontinental from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia with global network. It recognizes the potential of talent and capabilities in world records through international certification. It also honours personalities and lists places of outstanding contribution for humanity and universal peace.

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan dug out an old picture of the veteran actor from one of his many films and shared a post on Twitter to wish the man who brought realism to acting, right from his first film.

“Happy birthday to the loving legend Dilip Kumar Saab. On this day 97 years ago brilliance was born aebhai,”, he tweeted.

Newbie Ishan Khattar, also documented his love for the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954), by posting a solo picture of the legendary actor on his Instagram story with a caption that read “Happy Birthday Yusuf saab.”

Raving about his performance that defined the nineties romance, Divya Dutta shared a tweet expressing her admiration for the legendary actor on his special day.

On behalf of the ‘Queen’ of Bollywood, Rangoli Chandel, sister of Kangana, tweeted a lengthy post that read, “Kangana says there has been more glamorous or better dancers female actors in the past but she believes in terms of universally accepted Method acting she has established herself in the top position and many agree with her when I ask her about the male actors she says no one has yet surpassed Yusuf Saab ( Dilip Kumar) his sophisticated subtle approach to his characters a beautiful blend of commercial and method. In those days people only knew loud stage acting he introduced method that too blended with his star appeal, we bow down to the legacy that is yet to be challenged. Happy birthday Dilip sir.”

An overwhelmed Dilip Kumar expressed gratitude by sharing a post on his official Twitter handle, thanking everyone for the affection and prayers which, he said, were more important than celebrations.

One of the greatest actors of the Hindi cinema whose legacy is still unmatched, Dilip Kumar has won nine Filmfare awards with his enthralling performance that is looked up by many newcomers in the fraternity. (ANI)