Wife Saira plans 'get together' as Dilip Kumar turns 95!


Saira revealing about her plans said, "Message from Saira Banu: On Dilip Saab's birthday, as we get together as a family with Saab's brothers, sisters, relatives and some close friends, my thoughts reach out to all the wonderful fans and well-wishers for the duas and prayers for Dilip Saab".

With an outstanding career spanning six decades, Dilip Kumar has inspired several generations of actors. Sharing Dilip's song Madhuban Mein Radhika, she wrote, "Namaskar.Aaj mere rakhi bhai Yusuf Khan (Dilip Kumar) sahab 95 saal ke ho rahe hain.Main unko bahut badhaai deti hun, wo hamesha swasth rahein aur unki aayu lambi ho yehi meri Ishwar se prarthana. https://youtu.be/8NzSyyOX0yo @TheDilipKumar". "But tomorrow will be restricted as doctors have advised Saab to be protected from any infection", she said on Sunday. On the veteran actor's 94th birthday, we look at some of the lesser known facts about the all-time superstar. She thanked her fans and friends for all the wishes and prayers for the actor's long life. In a separate tweet, he said: "Many years on the birthday of Saab, our house opens for friends and family all day and spend quality time with DilipSahab". The immune system is not so good after he was down with pneumonia. She says that for those who don't know that what they have been doing every year it is a day when their home turns into a gorgeous fairyland.

"We will not do a grand birthday party because he does not keep well". In December past year, he celebrated his 94th birthday in the hospital, where his fever and swollen feet were being treated.

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Born in Peshawar in the year 1922, Dilip Kumar left for Poona (Present day Pune) in 1940 wherein he managed to set up a sandwich stall at the army club.

Dilip Kumar was once described as the "ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray.


He got his first break in 1944 in the movie Jwar Bhata.


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On August 2, Dilip was admitted to the Mumbai's Lilavati hospital because he was having some kidney issues and that was the third time when he had been admitted to the hospital.

He lasted acted in the movie titled "Qila" in 1998 and for that, the actor was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

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