Dilip Kumar Cancels Birthday Plans, 'Saddened' by Chennai Floods

  | December 08, 2015 18:24 IST (New Delhi)
Chennai Floods

This image was posted on Twitter by Dilip Kumar.

"I have decided to forego all celebrations on my birthday as I am saddened by the tragedy that has swept the lives of so many in Chennai. My sympathies are with the people of #Chennai. I wish I had the good health to travel there - the city I wanted to adopt as my second home," Dilip Kumar wrote on Twitter

Actor Dilip Kumar, grand old man of Bollywood, will be 93 on December 11 but will not be celebrating. Dilip saab has announced on Twitter that he is cancelling plans because he's upset by the destruction caused in Chennai by incessant rain.
This is what he tweeted on Tuesday:

Dilip saab also said that he wanted to visit Chennai but cannot because of his health:

Dilip saab's announcement comes after Tamil star Rajinikanth asked fans not to celebrate his 64th birthday this weekend. (Also Read: Rajinikanth Reportedly Calls of Birthday CelebrationsNE)
The cancellation of festivities in honour of Dilip Kumar will likely please his wife, actress Saira Banu, who is against the actor celebrating his birthday.

Dilip saab is the star of films like Naya Daur, Madhumati, Ram Aur Shyam, Shakti and Saudagar.

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