Bollywood veteran and legendary actor Dilip Kumar was presented the Padma Vibhushan by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the thespian’s residence in suburban Bandra.
- The 93 year old legendary actor was presented a medal, a certificate and a shawl.
About Dilip Kumar
Born as Muhammad Yousuf Khan in Peshawar, Mr. Kumar made his debut as an actor in the film “Jwar Bhata” in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies.
- Nickname – Tragedy king of Bollywood
- In a career spanned over six decades, he starred in films of a variety of genres such as the romantic “Andaz” (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic “Devdas” (1955), the comical “Azaad” (1955), the historical “Mughal-e-Azam” (1960) and the social “Ganga Jamuna” (1961).
- He also did films like “Kranti” (1981), “Shakti” (1982), “Karma” (1986) and “Saudagar” (1991) and others.
- His last film was “Qila” (1998).
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan earlier this year for his exceptional and distinguished contribution to the Indian cinema.
- The announcement to honour Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and a few others with Padma Vibhushan was made by the government on the eve of Republic Day on January 25, 2015.