He was awarded Padam Bhushan Award in 1991 and also was awarded Life Time Achievement Award. He had also the homour to be the Sheriff of Mumbai. In 1998, he was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest Civilian Award by the Govt of Pakistan though there was a controversy whether he should go there or not.
The Govt of India also nominated him as a Rajya Sabha MP. He acted in a number of films which earned him a good name. Some of them are Aan, Andaz, Daag, Didhar, Madhumati, Naya Daur, Insaniyat, Ram aur Shyam, Gopi, Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Kranti, Shakti, and Saudagar, etc.
He retired from the Indian Film Industry in 1998. Dilip Kumar married actress and "beauty queen" Saira Banu in 1966 when he was aged 44 and she was 22. Pakistani authorities have plans to preserve Dilip Kumar's ancestral home in Peshawar as a national heritage site. We wish him good health and long life.
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