Dilip Kumar to be Honoured with Padma Vibhushan on Sunday


Mumbai:  Veteran actor Dilip Kumar to be honored with Padma Vibhushan two days after his 93rd birthday. Udaya Tara Nayar, his close pal has confirmed.

“Dilip Kumar will be honoured with Padma Vibhushan on December 13 at his residence here. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be coming from Delhi to present the award to him,” said Ms Nayar, who is also the compiler of the actor’s autobiography titled “The Substance and the Shadow”.

Renowned Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar turns 93 today. The legendary actor has been accepting birthday wishes since late last night. His wife Saira Banu told  that the birthday itself would be a low-key affair to show solidarity to those affected by the Chennai floods. Saira said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragedy. We decided not to celebrate Sahab’s birthday at an inopportune time like this. My husband and I had lived in Chennai for a few years after our marriage and the city holds a special place in our hearts. We are also in touch with Suchindra Bali, son of Vyjayanthimala, whose family is based there. Thankfully, the area where they stay hasn’t been hit so badly.”