Bollywood Fellows Wish Veteran Actor, Dilip Kumar a Happy 98th Birthday

Bollywood acting legend Dilip Kumar turns 98 today and messages from fellow actors and fans have cascaded social media with well wishes on his Birthday. 

Wishes for the near-centenarian, Dilip Kumar continue to pour in from colleagues on social media for the veteran actor, affectionately known as ‘Tragedy King’, for his epic romance performances in many earlier movies. Off screen, he is otherwise referred to as Yusuf Saab/Khan – his birth name.

Among others, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit Nene took to social media to wish Kumar a Happy Birthday with heartfelt messages.

Since Bachchan could not be physically present to celebrate the grand occasion on Kumar turning 98, his Shakti co-star sent a bouquet of flowers instead.

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On Twitter, SRK posted a throwback picture to a photoshoot he and the actor once shared. He tweeted: “To the one and only, who amazed and inspired the world by just being himself. Wishing the legendary @TheDilipKumar a Happy Birthday. I cherish & remember every time we’ve met in vivid detail & you have always loved me like your own. Love you tooo much.Have a good one Dilip Sahib.”

Dixit Nene took to Twitter and said: “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.”

Ajay Devgan shared on his social platform: “Happy birthday Yusuf Saab. You’re an institution by yourself. And, you’ve always been my steady source of inspiration over the years. Respects to you Sir today and always.”

“When all the words in the world fail to describe a human being, an Actor, an Era, a Legend, an Institution and all the joy, light n sheer magic he brought on celluloid each time he enlightened it. Happy Birthday #DilipKumar saab. #HappyBirthdayDilipKumar,” Urmila Matondkar tweeted.

Dharmendra posted on Instagram: “Happy Birthday Dalip Sahab. Love you my darling brother.”

Kamal Haasan wrote: “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.”

Raj Babbar wrote: “Happy Birthday Wishes to the living legend @TheDilipKumar Saheb. Through his sterling performances he wrote Indian cinema’s grammar book on Acting from which so many like me benefitted. Feel blessed to have worked with him. May the almighty always grant him good health.”

“The KING & I ….. Happy Birthday Dear @TheDilipKumar Sahab !!! May god grace you with good health and long life. #HappyBirthdayDilipKumar Every generation loves you!!!,” Riteish Deshmukh wrote.

Singer Mika Singh shared: “Birthday wishes to the living Legend #DilipKumar Saab, who’s real name is #YusufAliKhan. A true example of real love- Fans don’t care about his Religion, Cast or the Community he belongs from. Just pure love for his talent. God bless you always Sir, thank you for always entertaining us through your outstanding movies.”

“A very Happy Birthday to dearest Lala!! Lots of love & Duas!,” singer Adnan Sami tweeted.

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