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Happy Birthday : Manoj Kumar [ 24 July ]

24 July 2012 :: Manoj Kumar  [ Harikrishna Giri Goswami ] was born on 24th of  July 1937. He  is an award-winning Indian actor and director in the Bollywood film industry. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes, and has been given the nickname “Mr Bharat”. In 1992, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Manoj Kumar was born in Abbottabad, a town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, then part of India. Abbottabad is now located within the borders of Pakistan. His original name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. When he was 10, his Gosain Hindu family had to move to Delhi owing to partition. His family lived as refugees in Vijay Nagar, Kingsway Camp and later moved to Patel Nagar area of New Delhi.

After graduating from Hindu College, University of Delhi, he decided to enter the film industry.

Kumar is married to Shashi Goswami (originally from Jodhkan, Sirsa district, Haryana). He has two sons, Vishal and Kunal, Vishal tried his skills as a singer and Kunal as an actor. His brother-in-law, Rajiv Goswami, also entered the film industry.

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