Dilip Kumar’s fans celebrate 94th birthday at his birthplace Peshawar

Peshawar: Fans of Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar celebrated his 94th birthday at his birthplace in Peshawar by cutting a cake and praying for his health.

Kumar is currently recovering in a Mumbai hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday following swelling in his right leg.

The celebration was organised by Cultural Heritage Council, an NGO, at the Peshawar Press Club where fans and political activists showed up and cut a cake.

Organiser of the event, Shakeel Waheedullah, said that Kumar was born in the Hindko-speaking Awan family at Mohallah Khudadad near Qissa Khwani Bazaar of the provincial metropolis and spent 12 years of his childhood in the city.

Waheedullah said that the objective of celebrating the birthday of Kumar, who was born as Yousaf Khan in Peshawar on Dec 11 in 1922, was to bring the people of Pakistan and India closer and to strengthen brotherhood among them.

He said that the people of both the countries loved each other.

Renowned writer and artist Mustansar Hussain Tarar also paid tribute to Dilip Kumar.

The council has been celebrating Kumar’s birthday for the last eight years.

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