Happy Birthday Dilip saab, says Bollywood

Dilip Kumar celebrated his 89th birthday Sunday and celebrities like Deep Mehta, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar wished him and showered praise on the legend.

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 Dilip Kumar celebrated his 89th birthday Sunday and celebrities like Deep Mehta, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar wished him and showered praise on the legend.

Bollywood took to twitter to express its love and fondness for the thespian, known for his memorable performances in 'Amar', 'Madhumati', 'Devdas (1955)', 'Shaheed', 'Leader', 'Daag', 'Naya Daur' and 'Mughal E Azam'.

This is what the celebs have to say about Peshawar, now in Punjab, born Yusuf Khan, who was introduced to the Hindi film industry as Dilip Kumar by Devika Rani.

Deepa Mehta: Many Happy Returns Dilip Saheb. You made me cry in 'Andaz', laugh in 'Leader', mesmerize me in 'Gunga Jumuna' and then supported my 'Fire' from ire.

Boman Irani: A country proudly celebrates the birthday of its beloved son, Dilip Saab! Your grace, inspiration and genius makes us a prouder nation!

Javed Akhtar: Saalgiraah mubaarak Dilip saheb. Sir, you are the ultimate. Mera aqeedat bhara salaam qubool kijiye.

Shabana Azmi: Saalgirah Mubarak Dilip Saheb. For all the pleasure you have given your chahnewalas (fans) through myriad roles a heartfelt thank you. Aap apni misaal hain (you are an icon).

Farhan Akhtar: Happy Birthday to Dilip saab... truly the greatest ever. An actor can learn so much from watching his films.

Mahesh Bhatt: Happy birthday Dilip Saab!

Riteish Deshmukh: Today is a day I will remember forever-I held Dilip saabs hand-kissed it n wished him (his Birthday eve). The greatest actor. A true LEGEND.

Priyanka Chopra: Happy bday Yusuf saheb.

Dilip Kumar and actress wife Saira Bano had organised a birthday bash on the eve of the actor's birthday and the party saw the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Dimple Kapadia, Mahesh Bhatt among others.


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  • Posted on: 13 December 2011 at 9:58amNeloufer.

    go go gooo SRK!!!love u lottss!

  • Posted on: 12 December 2011 at 7:54amKINGKHANFAN

    Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to come.may Allah giv u good health n prosperity!

  • Posted on: 12 December 2011 at 2:20amsidrahhamid

    may allah giv u good health n prosperity!

  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 11:20pmLimo

    Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to come

  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 8:56pmLaila2009

    I would love to see a film with one scene with Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan - perhaps even Amir Khan as well. THAT would be WONDERFUL - perhaps we can be that lucky...

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  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 7:45pmidunno

    happy birthday to the king of acting DILIP KUMMAR old is always gold -i am fond of ur acting since my child hood.

  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 4:37pmcooks09

    The true actor par excellence. He was so versatile and perfect. Wish him happy birthday and wish him many more to come !!!!!!!!

  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 4:28pmsunaina02

    DilipKumar , Raj Kapoor , Dev Anand formed the three pillars of Hindi Film industry when it was not Known as Bollywood . Happy Birthday to the only living icon.

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  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 3:40pmshaf13

    happy birthday i have watched ur mughal e azam a thousand of times

  • Posted on: 11 December 2011 at 2:22pmPrincy360

    HaPpY B'daY Dilip Sahib! My mom used to watch all your films she said they were great and unforgettable also she said old is gold'

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