Cinema icon Dilip Kumar and was awarded with Padma Vibhushan – India’s second highest civilian honour – by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday (April 8).
Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf Khan, became a name to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s, thanks to his performance in Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Paigham, Mughal-E-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Leader and Ram Aur Shyam.
After working for about six decades, he bid adieu to arclights in 1998. His last movie was Qila.
Dilip Kumar couldn’t make it to the ceremony to receive the honour in person.
Amitabh shared the news over Dilip Kumar’s absence through micro-blogging website Twitter on Tuesday. He wrote: “@Amirmurt @TheDilipKumar he is unwell and shall not be there to receive his award…sad (sic)”.
Well, what can we say, We just hope that our favourite star gets well soon and is between us for a much longer time