MUMBAI– Keep on inspiring, keep on getting healthy and hearty — that was the emotion that surfaced on the digital platform on the 93rd birthday of Dilip Kumar on Friday. Members of the film fraternity like Lata Mangeshkar, Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar and Subhash Ghai took to Twitter to wish the legendary actor many happy returns of the day.
Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf Khan, became a name to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s, thanks to his performances in “Aan”, “Daag”, “Devdas”, “Madhumati”, “Paigham”, “Mughal-E-Azam”, “Ganga Jamuna”, “Leader” and “Ram Aur Shyam”.
After working for about six decades, he stepped out of the arclights in 1998. His last movie was “Qila”.
Here’s what the stars tweeted:
Lata Mangeshkar: Greetings. It’s my elder brother Dilip Kumar’s birthday today. Hope god keeps our beloved great artist happy and healthy.
Rishi Kapoor: Birthday wishes to the great Dilip Kumar Sahab. God bless you!
Paresh Rawal: Dilip Saab – a trendsetter of modern acting in Indian cinema and a true ambassador of Indian values – happy birth day. Regards and respect.
Subhash Ghai: Happy birthday to the legend of legends in Indian cinema Dilip Kumar – great actor super human and true Indian I know for last 35 years.
Javed Akhtar: Happy birthday to Dilip Saheb who is the Everest of talent, Taj Mahal of culture and Sangam of dignity and charm.
Amjad Ali Khan: One of the greatest actors #DilipKumar turns 93 today. Wishing loads of happiness, health and may you continue to spread your aura all around!
Anil Kapoor: Happy Birthday @TheDilipKumar Saab! Thanks for being a true friend to my Dad and a father-figure to me.
Randeep Hooda: A glorious birthday to @TheDilipKumar. Feel closer to him after reading his autobiography: The substance and the shadow. A living legend!
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy birthday @TheDilipKumar sahib. We pray for your good health and happiness. We also remain eternally grateful for showing us the way.
Riteish Deshmukh: It’s the King’s Birthday – Happy Birthday sir @TheDilipKumar #Legend.
Shahid Kapoor: Here’s wishing @TheDilipKumar a very happy birthday. The true legend.
Anubhav Sinha: Two Presidents were born this date. One of the country and the other of the craft of acting. Happy Birthday Sirs.
Sanjay Gupta: Happy Birthday Yusuf Saab.
Divya Dutta: Happy bday Dilip saab
Huma Qureshi: Happy Bday Dilip Kumar sahab…they don’t make them like you anymore…A legend turns 93
Ali Zafar: An inspiration for actors even today and forever. Happy birthday @TheDilipKumar.
Adnan Sami: @TheDilipKumar. Happy Birthday dearest Yusuf lala. You were and will remain the best! I love you dearly no matter what.