At 89, Dilip Kumar makes it to Twitter

Updated: Dec 13, 2011, 09:29 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Technology has come across as bliss here as people across the world can get to know more about one of the great personalities of the Hindi film industry.

Iconic star Dilip Kumar has joined Twitter. His Twitter handle is @Thedilipkumar.

"He has been the reference point for generations of actors. Where would Indian Cinema be without his heart-wrenching performances in Gunga Jamuna and Mughal-e-Azam? The wells from where we drink water were dug by this giant, called Dillip Kumar," said director Mahesh Bhatt.

Dilip Saab’s debut in Twitter was introduced by avid blogger and social network user Amitabh Bachchan.

"Please welcome the Master, the Thespian, the Ultimate .. Dilip Kumar, Dilip Saheb, Yusuf Khan on twitter ..ID: @thedilipkumar," Amitabh Bachchan posted a short while ago.

Dilip Kumar`s Twitter profile describes him as "actor, friend, philosopher"

Giving a glimpse of his joie de vivre on Twitter, Dilip Kumar posted: "It is a true blessing to be so loved and a wonderful feeling to wake up and realise one is younger than was yesterday."

The thespian actor who celebrated his 89th birthday yesterday, tweeted, "Spent hours on this screen yesterday, read your greetings, your blessings and your prayers. God bless all of you."

Meanwhile, there is also news that the construction of Dilip Kumar’s official website is underway and pages are being developed right now.