Today’s first post is Actor Dilip Kumar Expires at 98. I got up to the sad news of the death of the veteran actor, this morning. He had prostate cancer. Then, I remembered the only interaction I had with him in my entire life. I had called him up for an interview for a print magazine at the beginning of my career. Learning my name, he asked me if I was from Andhra Pradesh (Telangana was not born then) or Karnataka. I told him that I was a native of Karnataka State. His next sentence was, “Oota aaita?” meaning “Did you have your lunch?” in Kannada. I was pleasantly surprised and asked him, how did he know Kannada. He just laughed! I couldn’t interview him because he had already fallen ill. But, I will cherish the few words I had with him on the phone, for my entire life. RIP Dilip Uncle!
Actor Dilip Kumar Expires at 98
This is a heartfelt musical tribute to the veteran actor. For today’s post, I have selected Dilip Kumar’s songs with different heroines.
Nain mile nain hue bawre… Tarana (1951). With Madhubala.
Ude jab jab zulen teri… Naya Daur (1957). With Vaijayantimala.
Do sitaronka zameen… Kohinoor (1960). With Meena Kumari.
Madhuban mein Radhika naache re… Kohinoor (1960). With Kum Kum. But, Meena Kumari was the heroine.
Main hoon saqi… Ram Aur Shyam (1967). With Waheeda Rahman.
O Balam tere pyar ki thandi aag mein jalte jalte… Ram Aur Shyam (1967). With Mumtaz.
Maria my sweetheart… Dastaan (1972). This song is performed with Padma Khanna. But, the heroine is Sharmila Tagore.
Main bairaagi naachoon gaoon… Bairaag (1976). With Saira Banu.
Saare sheher mein aapsa koi nahin… Bairag (1976). With Leena Chandavarkar.