Social media is flooded with birthday wishes for veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who is celebrating his 98th birthday today. Kamal Haasan also penned a heartfelt note for the actor and shared, “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.” Kamal Haasan also posted a throwback picture of him posing with Dilip Kumar.
Previously, Ajay Devgn had also penned a birthday note for Dilip Kumar and posted, “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.”
Speaking about Dilip Kumar’s birthday celebration, wife Saira Banu had told Etimes, “I didn’t celebrate Eid, Diwali or any festival this year because of the human losses we have suffered this year due to the fatal flu epidemic. We have also had two tragedies in the family – Saheb’s younger brothers Ahsan and Aslam, who fell prey to COVID-19. We will have a quiet birthday with our friends and family with well-wishers staying at home and praying and wishing us from the safety of their homes.”