Rani, Asha Parekh, Dharmendra at Dilip Kumar’s 91st b’day


Legendary actor Dilip Kumar turns 91 on Wednesday and instead of having a lavish birthday party, Saira Banu went for a private party with close friends, relatives and doctors who takes care of Dilip Kumar. Celebrities like Rani Mukherjee, veteran actress Asha Parekh, Dharmendra were part of the celebration.

Salim Khan and Helen also made their presence felt.  A team of 30 to 40 doctors who have looked after him, also participated at the party.

In September this year, the thespian was admitted to hospital for 10 days following cardiac arrest. The superstar is healthy now.

“I only want to thank Allah for whatever he has given us. We will have a great celebration with family members and around 30 to 40 doctors who looked after him. They are like family to us," informed Saira Banu who has been married to Dilip Kumar for 47 years, told IANS.

Saira Banu informed that birthday wishes pour in since the morning.

"His day has been wonderful so far...wishes started pouring in since last night. He is now tired a bit as he has been busy since morning. He is taking some rest right now," she said.

Saira Banu has organised a garden party at their Pali Hill residence in the evening.

This year is extra special, thanks to the date - 11/12/13.

"It's all the more a special day as it is 11/12/13 today. I exactly wished him at 8 hours 9-minutes and 10 seconds ...so it's 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13."

Talking about Dilip Kumar's health, Saira said he has become little weak but he is healthy.

"He was in the hospital some time back as you all know so he is a little weak, but by god's grace he is healthy," she said.

When asked what she gifted Dilip Kumar on his birthday, she said: "Dilip sahab is not fond of many things. He only believes in humanity, so I gifted him lots of love and each year the love is only getting bigger and bigger."


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