Birthday Special: A Musical Tribute To Bollywood's 'Tragedy King', Dilip Kumar

As Dilip Kumar turns 95, we mark the occasion with a selection of melodies which were a prominent part of his six-decade long career...

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Birthday Special: A Musical Tribute To Bollywood's 'Tragedy King',  Dilip Kumar
Born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan, he turned to acting with screen name, Dilip Kumar  Having humble beginnings in life, he went on to become one the biggest stars of Hindi Cinema and ruled as the leading man for over six decades. It is a feat which has rarely been achieved by any actor, not just in India but across the globe.

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Dilip Kumar At His Residence

He began his career in 1944 with the film, Jwar Bhata produced by Bombay Talkies. At that time, no one imagined that the young actor will become one of India's biggest stars.

Dilip Kumar developed his own style of dialogue delivery, and the intensity that he brought to emotional scenes earned him the moniker of 'Tragedy King'.

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Dilip Kumar With His Wife Saira Banu

He went on to win not just 9 Filmfare Best Actor awards but the second highest civilian award in India, Padma Vibhushan, and the highest civilian award in Pakistan, Nishan-e-Imtiaz.

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.

Also Dilip saab's Twitter handle had a new picture of the actor from last night. 

Despite his birthday being a low key affair this year, it's a ritual for all the big names of B-Town to drop by and wish him good health. 

Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and many others try to come over and wish the legend. Now that Dilip saab is back home and doing well after a brief hospitalisation due to Pneumonia , we hope to see a good gathering of celebs this evening at his bungalow.

Before we conclude, here's a compilation of some of Dilip saab's most memorable songs, which are still fresh in our minds.

 wishes him a 'Very Happy Birthday'.

Image Source: twitter/dilipkumar_fanbase
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