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Dilip Kumar turns 95; Saira shares his plans

December 11, 2017 12:59 IST

Happy birthday, Dilipsaab!

Dilip Kumar celebrates his 95th birthday on December 11.

Faisal Farooqui, who posts tweets on the legend's behalf, updated us on his health.


'Dilip Saab is much better and has been treated for pneumonia. Allah ka shukr hai. Gonna post latest pic in next tweet. -FF,' wrote Faisal.

He shared the picture above, and posted, 'He smiled when I told him millions pray for him everyday.'

Faisal also shared a message from Saira Banu where she spoke about her husband's birthday plans.

'Saira Banu: 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.

'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.'

'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.'

'If you have read Dilip Saab's autobiography you would be familiar with his quote.... that the warmth of the clasp of the hand of strangers who approach him to tell him how much they liked his work is bigger than any award for him. God bless all of you.'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Dilip Kumar/Twitter

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