Superstar Dilip Kumar receives the Phalke Ratna award from producer Yash Chopra in Mumbai.
Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar is embraced by his wife, Saira Bano after he was presented with the Phalke Ratna.
Dilip Kumar and Yash Chopra share a light moment after he was presented the Phalke Ratna Award in Mumbai.
Dilip Kumar, Yash Chopra and Saira Bano pose for the shutterbugs at the Phalke Ratna award ceremony in Mumbai
Dilip Kumar, Naushad and Mohammed Rafi put together— the list of their hit songs would be endless, but Dilip Kumar also had some evergreen songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishen, Salil Chowdhury and later Kalyanji Anandji, and sung by Mukesh and Talat Mehmood. A pick of ten Dilip Kumar gems:
Yahaan badla wafa ka bewafai ke siva kya hai: This super duet with Noorjehan, composed by Firoz Nizami was from the 1947 hit Jugnu.
Gaaye ja geet milan ke: The 1948 film Mela had some great songs composed by Naushad. This one sung by Mukesh is the most memorable one.
Hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe: Mukesh's voice, Naushad's compostions from the 1949 film Andaz which was a musical masterpiece.
Meri kahani bhoolnewale: Deedar was one of the big hits that contributed to Dilip Kumar's tragedy king label. This Naushad composition was sung by Rafi.
Yeh hawa yeh raat yeh chandni: Talat Mehmood's voice suited tragedy king Dilip Kumar and this one by Sajjad Hussain is a classic from the 1952 film Sangdil.
Aye mere dil kahin aur chal: One of Dilip Kumar's best from the 1952 film Daag, sung by Talat Memood and composed by Shankar-Jaikishen.
Dil mein chhupake pyar ka toofan: From the classic Aan, one of Dilip Kumar's few cheerful songs, sung by Talat.
Suhana safar aur yeh mausam haseen: One of Dilip Kumar's all time favourite numbers from the 1958 film Madhumati, in Mukesh's voice, and composed by Salil Chowdhury .
Madhuban mein Radhika naache re: Naushad composed this superb semi-classical number for the 1960 film Kohinoor, it was sung with feeling by Rafi.
Nain lad jai hain : Dilip Kumar did a fast-paced folk dance for this Ganga Jamuna (1961) number. It was composed by Naushad and sung with infectious joy by Rafi.