Veteran actor Dilip Kumar may receive Bharat Ratna: Reports

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar may receive Bharat Ratna: Reports

In case veteran actor Dilip Kumar makes it to Bharat Ratna, even then it would be almost impossible for him to travel to New Delhi to receive it.



By (Agencies)

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:27 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:51 PM

New Delhi- If reports are to be believed then Narendra Modi’s government is planning to confer nonagenarian actor Dilip Kumar with the most prestigious Bharat Ratna award.

The report in English Daily also mentioned that routine information on 93-year-old Dilip Kumar is being gathered from different agencies. “It’s a routine procedure. Information on leading personalities from different walks of life is gathered while conferring Padma awards and Bharat Ratna,” he said.

In case veteran actor Diip Kumar makes it to Bharat Ratna, even then it would be almost impossible for him to travel to New Delhi to receive it. In this case the award will be presented to him in Mumbai.

The similar act was seen when former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence. The Dadasaheb Phalke award was conferred to Shashi Kapoor in Mumbai by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently.

Dilip Kumar, born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan in Pakistan debuted as actor in 1944 in the film ‘Jwar Bhata’. He had earlier achieved the Padma Bhushan award, Dadasaheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to cinema (1991), Padma Bhushan award (1994) and the  Padma Vibhushan award  (2015).

 


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