Sunil Dutt would have turned 90 years previous as we speak if he was alive. The actor-social worker-politician handed away on May 25, 2005 and it was a darkish day for lots of of followers. Folks thronged the streets to catch the ultimate glimpse of their beloved star on his funeral day. And 14 years after that, his son actor Sanjay Dutt nonetheless misses him sorely. On his father’s 90th delivery anniversary, which adopted his mom Nargis’s 90th birthday on June 1, the Kalank star shared a throwback with the caption, “Happy Birthday Dad. I miss you!” The image options Sanjay with considered one of his two sisters and father Sunil. Sanjay’s spouse Maanyata has commented on the publish with a coronary heart emoji.
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Talking of the previous, Sunil Dutt and Nargis had an fascinating previous. Sunil Dutt was born as Balraj Dutt in 1929 within the then British Indian territory of Jhelum within the Punjab Province. On the age of 5, Sunil misplaced his father and when he was 18, the good India-Pakistan Partition passed off. A Muslim household pal helped the Dutt household escape and so they resettled at Yamuna Nagar within the now Haryana state. After that, Sunil moved to Lucknow for just a few years together with his mom and ultimately got here to Mumbai as an beneath graduate. He studied at Jai Hind Faculty and likewise took up a job at Mumbai’s native transport bus service BEST.
Sunil’s profession in media started together with his stint as an RJ with a command over Urdu with Radio Ceylon which was the preferred radio channel in South Asia again then. As he turned fashionable, Sunil’s dream got here true when he acquired the chance to interview his favorite actress Nargis who was on the peak of recognition then. So mesmerised was Sunil by the actress’ magnificence that he couldn’t even utter a phrase and the interview needed to be cancelled. After virtually dropping that job, Sunil landed his first movie as an actor in 1955 with Railway Platform. And within the following years, a golden opprtunity got here knocking on his door when he acquired a movie supplied with the actress of his goals – Nargis. He couldn’t deny the chance and together with reputation, the movie additionally introduced him the love of his life. Whereas earlier it was simply Sunil who admired and was in awe of Nargis, this time, even the actress fell in love with Sunil, who saved her from a lethal hearth on the units of their first movie collectively – Mom India (1957). They then went on to get married in 1958 and later had their three kids Sanjay, Priya and Namrata.
Throughout his profession, Sunil did some notable movies like Sadhna (1958), Sujata (1959), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Khandan (1965) and Padosan (1967), Gumraah (1963), Waqt (1965) and Hamraaz (1967). He did his previous few huge movies in 1992 and 1993. In 2003, he appeared in a brief function with son Sanjay in Munna Bhai MBBS. This was the primary time he ever shared display house together with his son. In 2005, he succumbed to a coronary heart assault on the age of 76 years.
Other than his movies, Sunil was additionally appointed because the Sheriff of Mumbai in 1982 for a yr. He had been related to the Congress get together and was the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities within the Union Authorities led by Dr. Manmohan Singh when he handed away. The Padma Shri awardee was a a lot beloved individual – as an actor in addition to a politician and can at all times be missed for his heat smile and nice work in movies and politics.