I am glad he is accorded this honor, he was a pioneer of Indian Cinema, along with Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand who set the trends and established the models of acting. Dilip is one of the most admired actors of India, the now big names like Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan, and others in the past have emulated Dilip.
It was nice to see Rajnath Singh, Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis present the award to the legend. Usually, all the actors gather around him, and glad to see the politicians as well.
I had the privilege of spending a few days with Dilip and Saira here in Dallas and had great conversations that I have recorded in several different places.
Who will forget the respect Dilip gave to Raj Sharma (son of Kundan Sharma)
Who will forget his humility, he stayed in less than a five star hotel, so the savings could go to Indians school going children. No big actor has expressed such humility.
Congratulations Dilip Saheb!
Courtesy - the Hindu - http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/legendary-actor-dilip-kumar-gets-padma-vibhushan-award-from-rajnath-singh/article7983342.ece