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Dilip Kumar Turns 95, B-Town Prays For His Long Life

By: IANS | December 11, 2017

From Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan to younger talent like Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh -- celebrities from the film world on Monday wished the legendary Dilip Kumar good health and a long life on his 95th birthday.

Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in "Jwar Bhata". His career has spanned over six decades and over 65 films. He was later seen in films like "Andaz", "Babul", "Deedar", "Aan", "Devdas", "Azaad", "Naya Daur", "Yahudi", "Madhumati", "Kohinoor", "Mughal-e-Azam", "Gunga Jamuna" and "Ram Aur Shyam".

As an actor, he last graced the silver screen in 1998's "Qila". Now his fans get a glimpse of the ailing star via social media posts.

Here's what the celebrities tweeted on Dilip Kumar's special day.

Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj mere rakhi bhai Yusuf Khan (Dilip Kumar) sahab 95 saal ke ho rahe hain. Main unko bahut badhaai deti hun, wo hamesha swasth rahein aur unki aayu lambi ho yehi meri Ishwar se prarthana. (Today my Rakhi brother Yusuf Khan (Dilip Kumar) has turned 95. I pray for his good health and hope for his long age.)

Amitabh Bachchan: Two maestros! Iconic picture Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar making music! Love and admiration for their immense contribution to Indian cinema.

Dharmendra: Happy Birthday to my loving brother and a darling actor Dilip Kumar, who inspired me to become an actor!

Subhash Ghai: Happy birthday and prayers for my idol, my hero, my favourite Dilip Kumar. I learnt so much from him while directing him in 'Vidhata', 'Karma' and 'Saudagar' -- all blockbusters.

Anil Kapoor: My father always referred to Dilip Kumarji as Yusuf Saab... Here they are together, the two great influences in my life in one frame! Wish you a very happy birthday Dilipji! I grew up watching your films and your friendship with my father and both were inspirational! Lots of love!

Riteish Deshmukh: It's the king's Birthday. Wishing the greatest Indian actor to grace the silver screen best of health and long life on his birthday.

Farhan Akhtar: Aadaab Yusuf saab, saalgirah mubarak... Wish you good health. Lots of love and utmost respect.

Purab Kohli: Wishing one of the legends of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar Saab, a very Happy Birthday. You have inspired every generation with your impeccable acting. Wish you good health and a long life.

Shekhar Suman: Many happy returns of the day to Dilip Kumar sahab. May God keep him healthy and smiling. Fit and shining. He is and will be the biggest and the best actor our film industry has ever seen and probably will ever see. The best, the biggest, the brightest. There is only one Dilip Kumar on planet earth. A veritable instituition!

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