Shah Rukh Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and many others wished veteran actor Dilip Kumar on his 98th birthday on Friday. Shah Rukh shared a throwback picture from an old photoshoot that they had done together.
“To the one and only, who amazed and inspired the world by just being himself… Wishing the legendary #DilipKumar a very Happy Birthday. I cherish and remember every time we’ve met in vivid detail and you have always loved me like your own. Love you tooo much. Have a good one Dilip Sahib,” he captioned his post. Shah Rukh’s fans loved seeing a picture of them together. “Two superstar in a single frame..love you both,” wrote one.
Actor Kamal Haasan also wished the legendary actor. “To my dearest Yusuf Khan Saheb / Shri. DIlip Kumar Ji @TheDilipKumar My salute to one of the greatest living Indian artistes in Cinema. Happy birthday sir and I place my gratitude for setting a benchmark half a century ago, for today’s artistes to follow,” he wrote with a picture of the two of them.
Madhuri wrote, “Happy birthday @TheDilipKumar saab I wish you good health and a long life ahead. I feel fortunate remembering the times we spent together while shooting for #Izzatdar & #KanoonApnaApna. Sending you my best wishes. Take care.”
Riteish added pictures from a previous meeting with Dilip and his wife, Saira Banu. “The KING & I ….. Happy Birthday Dear @TheDilipKumar Sahab !!! May god grace you with good health and long life. #HappyBirthdayDilipKumar Every generation loves you,” he wrote in his tweet. One photo also showed his late father, former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh with Dilip.
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The couple is not celebrating Dilip’s birthday this year as he lost his two younger brothers recently. Saira told Mid Day, “We have had a catastrophe this year. Dilip sahab lost his two brothers. He doesn’t keep well, neither do I. It’s a difficult time for us, so there is no question of a big celebration. We will simply thank the Lord for the gift of life and health.”