PESHAWAR: The 93rd birth anniversary of Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar was celebrated at a news conference held at Peshawar Press Club on Friday. The event was organised by Tourism Corporation Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Council. During the occasion, Saira Banu, Kumar’s wife, addressed the attendees via telephone. She drew attention to Kumar’s career and thanked the organisers for honouring him on his birthday. Banu also stressed the need for strong bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. The event was attended by a large number of guests, including representatives from various government departments. Kumar was born in Peshawar on 11 December, 1922 and was named Muhammad Yousuf Khan. The actor, whose is known for his contribution to Indian cinema, spent 12 years of his childhood playing in the streets of the walled city before his family relocated to Mumbai. His house was located in Qissa Khwani Bazaar. He is also popularly referred to as the “Tragedy King” of Bollywood.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2015.
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