Padma Vibhushan presented to Dilip Kumar
NEW DELHI (92 News) – Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was today presented the Padma Vibhushan by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the thespian’s residence in suburban Bandra.
The 93-year-old legend was presented a medal, a certificate and a shawl by Singh, in the presence of the actor’s wife Saira Bano.
Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among other dignitaries present at the actor’s home when he received the award.
The announcement to honor Bollywood veterans Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and a few others with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award was made by the government on the eve of Republic Day on January 25, 2015.
However, Dilip Kumar, due to ill-health, could not attend the special function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in April when other Padma awardees were honored by President Pranab Mukherjee.