Mumbai: On actor Dilip Kumar's 96th birthday, his colleague Amitabh Bachchan wished the "ultimate master of his craft" on Twitter. Dilip Kumar's fans have flooded social media with posts wishing the actor on his birthday and Senior Bachchan's post was one among them. 

He wrote: "The ultimate master of his craft... Dilip Kumar - Mohammed Yusuf Khan... turns 96... prayers and duas for his good health and happiness always. The history of Indian Cinema shall always be written as 'before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar'."

The two have worked on various films such as 'Shakti' and have also starred on the small screen together when they hosted '100 years of Indian cinema' edition along with Shah Rukh Khan. 

Politician Mamata Banerjee also wished the veteran actor, "A very happy birthday to Dilip Kumar Ji. Hope you remain in good health @TheDilipKumar (SIC)."

Meanwhile, Dilip's family friend Faisal Farooqui told news agency IANS, that Kumar "is not a big fan of celebrating birthdays" and has decided to spend the day with his family members and close friends.
During a recent media interaction, he said, "He (Dilip Kumar) has not done that in a very long time and birthdays are occasions where the family gets together and some close friends get together. So, saab's brothers and sisters and Saira Banu ji's extended family will come and then my family and some close friends gather together."

In the past few years, the actor has been admitted to the hospital several times, owing to age-related illness. Dilip Kumar is best-known for his performances in films such as Jugnu, Andaz, Mughal-e-Azam, Naya Daur and Ram Aur Shyam among others. He was last seen in the 1998 film in Qila.