This year, the legend is not celebrating his special day on a large scale. It might just be a small family affair with his beloved wife Saira Banu, who took to social media to inform her plans for Dilip Saab's birthday. "He loves biryani and that will be made for him but I will give him only little as he is unwell. He is also fond of vanilla ice cream, I will ask the doctors if we can give him a little bit of that too. Then we will have a birthday cake," Saira Banu wrote.
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. A million thanks. 1/n— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 10, 2017
2/n What are we planning for the birthday, I am being asked repeatedly. Well, for those who don't know what we have been doing every year-it’s a day when our residence turns into a gorgeous fairyland with flowers and floral arrangements from loving visitors which means a lot.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 10, 2017
3/n Every year on Saab’s birthday our house is open all day for friends and family to come and spend quality time with Dilip Saab. But tomm. will be bit restricted as doctors have advised Saab to be protected from any infection.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 10, 2017
4/n If you have read Dilip Saab's autobiography you would be familiar with his quote.... that the warmth of the clasp of the hand of strangers who approach him to tell him how much they liked his work is bigger than any award for him. God bless all of you.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 10, 2017
Also Dilip saab's Twitter handle had a new picture of the actor from last night.
He smiled when I told him millions pray for him everyday. -FF pic.twitter.com/4pjNcZFcTZ— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 10, 2017
My father always referred to @TheDilipKumar ji as Yusuf Saab...Here they are together, the two great influences in my life in one frame! Wish you a very happy birthday Dilipji! I grew up watching your films & your friendship with my father & both were inspirational! Lots of love! pic.twitter.com/ELppKZkLgU— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) December 11, 2017
Before we conclude, here's a compilation of some of Dilip saab's most memorable songs, which are still fresh in our minds.
SpotboyE.com wishes him a 'Very Happy Birthday'.
Image Source: twitter/dilipkumar_fanbase