“He got discharged at around 01:30 pm today and we’re taking him home. He is looking absolutely fine and healthy.” stated close family friend Udaya Tara Nayar, the compiler of Dilip Kumar’s autobiography The Substance And The Shadow.
Dilip Kumar along with wife Saira Banu and some very close friends will be having a quiet celebration at his residence for his special day in the evening.
Meanwhile, the Twitter world saw Dilip Kumar receive birthday messages from celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher, who have wished him a long and healthy life.
Dilip Kumar’s birthday was also celebrated today with much fanfare in his home town of Peshawar where the legendary actor spent the first twelve years of his life.
Dilip Kumar, who was born in Mohallah Khudadad near Qissa Khwani Bazaar of Peshawar on December 11, 1922.
“Our department plans to conserve the houses of not only Dilip Kumar but also Raj Kapoor, who is another legend born in Peshawar, preserve them and turn them into living museums, where the actors’ life will be charted for public.” stated Amjad Afaridi, advisor to Pervez Khattak, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Dilip Kumar started acting at the age of twenty two with Jwar Bhata (1944). It’s an incredible story in itself that how a fruit merchant became the heartthrob of the nation in a short span of five years.
But, thanks to Devika Rani, the then reigning diva of the Hindi film industry that the audience was introduced to this powerhouse performer, a conventionally good looking man from British India’s Peshawar.
Bombay Talkies was the ground where Dilip Kumar’s talent bloomed and he started to believe in the power of moving images.
Here’s wishing Dilip Kumar a very happy birthday.
Dilip Kumar who turns ninety two today (December 11, 2014), was discharged from the Lilavati Hospital where he was being treated following a bout of p...2.5