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Dilip Kumar, happy birthday!
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar turns 89 today. We wish him a very happy birthday and a long life
Muhammad Yusuf Khan, popularly known as Dilip Kumar, is a legendary Bollywood actor. Dilip Kumar turns 89 today. He started his career in 1944 with the film Jwar Bhata. He starred in a wide variety of films such as Andaz (1949), Aan (1952), the tragic Devdas (1955), the comic Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social drama Ganga Jamuna (1961). In 1976, the actor took a five-year break from film performances. In 1981, he returned with a character role in the film Kranti and continued his career playing central characters in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila in 1998. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. He has worked in around 60 movies and has inspired many upcoming B-town actors. Click here to read more
Dev Anand’s funeral on December 9 or 10 in London
Dev Anand’s wife and daughter will be leaving for London Tuesday night but the funeral will take place only December 9 or 10, his close associate said “Dev saab died on December 3 and his body was taken to a morgue. There is a rule according to which the body is released after seven days. So most probably his funeral will take place on December 9 or 10,” Mohan Churiwala, who had been with the legendary actor for two decades, told IANS. Dev Anand died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, December 3 in London. He was 88. His son Suneil Anand was with him. Dev Anand’s wife Mona Anand (screen name Kalpana Kartik) and daughter Devina are flying to London from Mumbai for the last rites. Devina’s daughter Gina is staying back in Mumbai. “After the funeral, there will be a condolence meet here in Mumbai. It will be organised at the Mehboob Studio. It is being organised there because of the sentimental reasons. The studio has his personal makeup room which has been kept just like that. It still has his costumes, his makeup kit, etc,” said Churiwala. The family would be placing a notice in the papers about the details of the condolence meeting once the date is finalised, he said.
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