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Dilip Kumar turns 95: Saira Bano plans get together with family and friends, thanks fans for their love

Dilip Kumar celebrates his 95th birthday on Monday and wife Saira Banu plans to organise a get together with family and close friends.

bollywood Updated: Dec 11, 2017 09:01 IST
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Saira Banu shared her plans for Dilip Kumar’s birthday on Twitter and also thanked fans for their love.

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar turns 95 on Monday, and to celebrate this day, wife and veteran actress Saira Banu has planned a get together of family members and close friends.

The ailing actor has just been treated for mild pneumonia. “On Dilip Saab’s birthday, as we get together as a family with Saab’s brothers, sisters, relatives and some close friends, my thoughts reach out to all the wonderful fans and well wishers for the ‘duas’ and prayers for Dilip Saab. A million thanks,” Banu tweeted from Dilip Kumar’s official Twitter handle.

She also shared how they celebrate the legendary actor’s birthday every year.

“What are we planning for the birthday, I am being asked repeatedly. Well, for those who don’t know what we have been doing every year-it’s a day when our residence turns into a gorgeous fairyland with flowers and floral arrangements from loving visitors which means a lot,” the tweet read.

She further wrote, “Every year on Saab’s birthday our house is open all day for friends and family to come and spend quality time with Dilip Saab. But tomm. will be bit restricted as doctors have advised Saab to be protected from any infection”.

Last month, he was diagnosed with mild pneumonia, which he has been treated.

Earlier on August 2, Kumar was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital due to kidney issues, which was the third time he had been admitted to the hospital.

Known as the Tragedy King, Kumar has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986).

Last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998, the actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

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First Published: Dec 11, 2017 09:00 IST