Remembering Mukri on his 95th birth anniversary.

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Mukri (5 January 1922–4 September 2000) was a film actor, who worked as a comedian in Hindi films. Born as Muhammad Umar Mukri in Alibagh, he started his film career from film Pratima along with noted film actor Dilip Kumar in 1945. Subsequently in career spanning 50 years, he acted in over 600 films.

Mukri with his toothless smile, diminutive stature and perfect humour timing amused the audiences in more than 600 films, over six decades in Bollywood.

His notable films are Mother India (1957), Sharabi (1984), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Lawaris (1981), Bombay to Goa (1972), Gopi (1972), Kohinoor (1960) and many more.

His career in films ran parallel to Dilip Kumar, who was his schoolmate.They made their debut as with the Bombay Talkies film Pratima, also the directorial debut of actor P. Jairaj. Before joining film industry, Mukri worked as a Qazi.

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