Dilip Kumar
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Dilip Kumar has received Padma Vibhushan award on Sunday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh presented the award to the Bollywood veteran at his Suburban Bandra residence in Mumbai, reports PTI.

Apart from Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Bano, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and some other dignitaries were present during the ceremony.

The legendary actor was honoured with a medal, a certificate and a shawl for his immense contribution in the field of Indian cinema.

Although, the announcement to honour Dilip Kumar with Padma Vibhushan was made on this year's Republic Day, the actor could not attend the ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan owing to health issues.

Dilip Kumar was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994.

Born Muhammad Yousuf Khan, Dilip Kumar started his career with the film "Jwar Bhata" in 1944. Since then, the actor has been known for several iconic films including "Devdas", "Madhumati", "Naya Daur", "Ram Aur Shyam", "Mughal-E-Azam", "Ganga Jamuna", "Sagina Mahato", "Kranti", "Shakti", "Karma" and "Saudagar".

The 93-years-old actor last appeared on screen in the movie "Qila" in 1998.