Mumbai: Dilip Kumar, Bollywood veteran actor, turns 95 today. His career spans for six decades with several blockbuster films to his credit.
According to the news reported in Hindustan Times, his wife Saira Banu said that “It is love and prayers of millions of his fans that has blessed him with good health and a good life. Sab log, jo itna chahte hain sahab ko, itni mohhabbat karte hai unse, dil bhar aaa hai. I am overwhelmed to see it and to feel it.”
Dilip kumar was not keeping well for few days and he was diagnosed with Pneumonia last month. So, Saira Banu is keeping is Birthday a low-key affair in view of his ill health and prevent any infection. But Saira Banu has said that “We are going to celebrate in a very simple way. Being at home, cutting the cakes. Lots of cakes come in and the whole house is flooded with flowers.”
She recalls 89th Birthday of Dilip Kumar when almost the entire film fraternity turned up for the celebration. She says it feels so good when younger actors come to visit him.
She remembered Actors Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra and many others visiting Dilip Kumar. “It shows the kind of love and respect they have for him,” she says.
She also added that “It is all good wishes that are coming back to us. When Dilip sahab had seniors, he did the same for them. When Ashok [Kumar] uncle was unwell in Chembur, sahab made it a point, despite his busy schedule, to visit him, sit next to him, entertain with him laughter and old memories. Also, comedian Om Prakash was one of sahab’s close friends and in his later years, Dilip Ji went out of his way to visit him. When Naushad Ji, the great music director who’s worked with sahab in many films, was ill, every evening sahab would go, sit by his side, sing songs and entertain him.”