Bollywood legend and the Tragedy King of the industry turned 98 today.
Take a look at the legendary actor’s best Bollywood hits that will take you back to the 60s.
Dil Tadap Tadap Ke
This iconic song is from the movie Madhumati which features Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala.
Released in 1958, Madhumati was India’s first official entry in Oscars.
The evergreen song has been sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar.
Ude Jab Jab Zulfein Teri
Another song of 1950s era also attaches the love story of Saira Banu and Kumara. Banu fell in love when she met Kumar at a party where she saw the actor looking dashing on his white attire and was just in sync with this song.
This song from the movie Naya Daur again featured Kumar and Vyjayanthimala and beautifully sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi.
Aye Watan Tere Liye
The song is from the 80s’ film Karma starring Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, and Sridevi.
The patriotic song is always heard at each of India’s patriotic celebrations. The song is sung by Mohammad Aziz and Kavita Krishnamurthy.
Choti Si Umar Mein
The song features Kumar’s love now-wife Saira Banu in this song from the movie Bairaag.
The song saw many renditions later in the modern ages and is one of the popular pop songs from the 70s.
The movie featured Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Sujit Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, and Prem Chopra in pivotal roles.
Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawano Ka
Another patriotic song of Dilip Kumar from the movie Naya Daur which took over the 50s by a storm was Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawano Ka.
Mohammed Rafi and Balbir gave their voice for this song where Kumar stole the show by infusing his positive energy to the song.
The film set in the backdrop of post-independence India makes Naya Daur as the perfect Bollywood classics of all time.