"Dilip Kumar will be honoured with Padma Vibhushan on December 13 at his residence in Mumbai. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be coming from Delhi to present the award to him," Ms Nayar, who is also the compiler of the actor's autobiography The Substance and the Shadow, said
Celebrated writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who penned a special poem for the launch of Dilip Kumar's autobiography, says it was his way of paying tribute to the living legend.
Dilip Kumar's life, times and career spanning 60 films is the subject a new book named The Substance and the Shadow which was launched by superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Dharmendra at a glittering, star-studded event in Mumbai last evening.
Thespian actor Dilip Kumar narrates in detail his wedding to yesteryear Bollywood hearthrob Saira Banu in a biography set for launch in Mumbai on June 7.