July 8, 2021, 12:42 PM

L to R: Lata Mangeshkar, NKP Salve, Dilip Kumar

L to R: Lata Mangeshkar, NKP Salve, Dilip Kumar

Not many know but legendary actor late Dilip Kumar shared a great bond with former Union Minister and ex-BCCI President from Nagpur late NKP Salve.

In the picture, taken in 1996 in Nagpur, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar could be seen sharing a hearty laugh along with Salve and Kumar.

Kumar had even cancelled his 90th birthday celebrations after the demise of Balasaheb Thackeray, Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna and NKP Salve.

Speaking about Salve, Kumar had said, “A friend I am missing is NKP Salve, a stalwart of the Indian National Congress, who shared my love for the game of cricket and initiated me into the legalities of taxation with his command over Law and Accountancy. With so many dear friends gone this year, how can we even think of a celebration?” 

Kumar, one of greatest actors of all time and a legend of mainstream Indian cinema, passed away in Mumbai at the age of 98 on Wednesday.

Salve, the veteran Congress leader, passed away at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related problems on April 1, 2012 at the age of 90. He is survived by a son and eminent lawyer Harish Salve and daughter Arundhati Upadhyaya who’s a prominent educationist in Central India.

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