Javed Akhtar got birthday wishes from his wife Shabana Azmi and son Farhan Akhtar.
Javed Akhtar got birthday wishes from his wife Shabana Azmi and son Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Alia Bhatt wish Javed Akhtar on his 76th birthday. See pics

Javed Akhtar celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday and his family and friends shared the loveliest wishes for him on social media.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:10 PM IST

Poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar turns 76 on Sunday and good wishes are pouring in. On his big day, his family members and other industry friends wished him a happy birthday.

Javed's wife, actor Shabana Azmi shared a picture of the 22nd edition of his book of poems, Tarkash, on Twitter. "Congratulations ⁦@Javedakhtarjadu on the 22nd edition of#Tarkash . Thats a record for a book of poetry #Rajkamal Prakashan ⁦@FarOutAkhtar," she wrote in her post.

Farhan Akhtar shared a childhood picture of himself with his father. "Happy birthday Pa. Love you. @jaduakhtar," he wrote.

Alia Bhatt also shared a picture of Javed on Instagram Stories and wrote, "Happiest birthday Javed saab. I miss out meetings and long conversations about cinema and life. Here's wishing you the best, best year and I truly hope to see you very soon."

Actor Anil Kapoor also shared heartfelt wishes for him. " Sharing two pictures with him on Twitter, Anil wrote, "When I thought I couldn't do it, you told me that I could. For that, I can never repay you. Thank you! Happy Birthday @Javedakhtarjadu."

Divya Dutta also shared a photo with him and wrote, "Janmadin mubarak @Javedakhtarjadu saab! Dher saara pyaar (Happy birthday Javed Akhtar saab! Lots of love)."

Alias birthday post for Javed Akhtar.
Alias birthday post for Javed Akhtar.

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Earlier, talking to Hindustan Times about his birthday, he had said, "When people ask me to cut a cake, I feel awkward as I hadn’t as a kid. Birthday ek rasm hai. Mohobbat hai, toh dost aa jaate hain (Birthday is a ritual. If people love you, they come over). If you are born in a well-to-do family where parents enjoy celebrating birthdays, you feel different but humne toh dekha nahin tha (I never saw it). Poor kids don’t celebrate birthdays and I started doing so only after growing up." He added that there won’t be a party this time. “I won’t be doing anything and I doubt anyone will turn up, especially due to Covid,” he said

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