Subhash Ghai sets up scholarship in Dilip Kumar's name

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai today announced that he has been setting up a scholarship in the name of legendary actor Dilip Kumar for the students seeking to study at his film school Whistling Woods International here.

Subhash Ghai and Dilip Kumar
Subhash Ghai and Dilip Kumar

The 'Ram Lakhan' director, who was speaking on the occasion of Dilip Kumar's 92nd birthday, said the recipient of scholarship would get free training at the institute for two years, Dilip Kumar was discharged from a city hospital today.

"Dilip sahib taught me to bring dignity to this profession of cinema and to bring a change in cinema culture of India by setting up a creative brainstorming campus... This changed my life and I put all my health and wealth in setting up Whistling Woods.

"My daughter came up with the idea to institute a scholarship in the name of Dilip Kumar who had inaugurated Whistling Woods in 2006," he said.

Ghai-directed three big blockbusters -- 'Vidhata', 'Karma' and 'Saudagar' -- starred Dilip Kumar.

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