Mumbai: Dilip Kumar turned 93 today but his birthday celebrations would be a low-key affair to show solidarity to those affected by the Chennai floods. Dilip and his wife Saira Banu had lived in Chennai for a few years after their marriage and hence it holds special place in their heart.
However, what makes the occasion special this year is the felicitation that will follow. The actor will be honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award at home on December 13. Though the award was conferred earlier this year, he was unable to attend the ceremony in April at the Rashtrapati Bhavan owing to illness.
The award will be presented by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.