India is currently mourning the sad demise of legendary actor Dilip Kumar who passed away at the age of 98. Known as ‘Tragedy King’ and ‘First Khan’ of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar has been credited with bringing a distinct form of method acting technique to cinema. He holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and was also honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. His real name was Mohammad Yusuf Khan and was born on 11 Dec 1922 in Peshawar, British India (present-day Pakistan). We have created a list of famous people who share Dilip Kumar birth date.
1- Grace Paley
Grace Paley was an American poet, political activist and teacher born in New York City on 11 Dec 1922. She wrote three critically acclaimed collections of short stories, which were compiled in the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Collected Stories in 1994. Her notable work includes “Goodbye and Good Luck” and “The Used-Boy Raisers”. She died at the age of 84, after undergoing treatment for breast cancer for some time.
2- Peter Birch
Peter Birch was a dancer, choreographer and television director. He directed ”Captain Kangaroo,” a popular children’s television show on CBS for 25 years. He died of a heart attack at the age of 65.
3- Grigoris Bithikotsis
Grigoris Bithikotsis was a Greek singer born in Peristeri, Athens. Just like Dilip Kumar, he too had a career spanning five decades. He is considered one of the most important figures in Greek popular music. He passed away on April 7, 2005.