Actor Dilip Kumar known for his performances in films like Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Paigham, Mughal-E-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Leader and Ram Aur Shyam, received the Padma Vibhushan award on December 13 at his residence in Mumbai
"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
Actor Salman Khan was given a blockbuster homecoming on Thursday evening after being acquitted of all charges in a 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court. Several of the 49-year-old star's celebrity visitors arrived to meet the family and were photographed driving to Galaxy Apartments
Screen legend Dilip Kumar is 93 today but has cancelled festivities because of the destruction caused in Chennai by rain. On Twitter, though, it's a different story. '93 retweets tomorrow,' Dilip saab wrote while reposting this tweet from MouthShut boss Faisal Farooqui.
"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
"The paradox is that acting standards have clearly improved as compared to previous times. The hamming evident is absent today. Some positive developments have happened but this is also true that you don't have another Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar or Balraj Sahni," said Javed Akhtar
The award will be presented on October 13, on the occasion of Kishor Kumar's death anniversary, Additional Collector, SS Baghel said. While the Chashme Buddoor director will personally receive the award in Madhya Pradesh, Dilip Kumar will be given this award at his Mumbai residence
On August 29, the 49-year-old Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor took to Twitter to give birthday greetings to the Siva star and also wished luck to newcomers Akhil and Sayesha Saigal, grandniece of veteran actor Dilip Kumar, for their upcoming film Akhil
Varun Dhawan tweeted a picture of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand from way back when
Cheif Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed described Dilip Kumar as one of the greatest actors of the Indian film industry
Mr Khan was particularly upset that his former writing partner had already received two Padma honours. He said, "My partner Javed Akhtar has received both Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri"
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