Manoj Kumar was one of the most talented and popular actors of the Hindi film industry. He was fondly called Bharat Kumar by cinema lovers for the choice of his films. In 1992, the legendary actor was honored with Padma Shri and received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2016. He has delivered wonderful performances in films like Himalaya Ki God Mein, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Neel Kamal, Kranti and many more.

It goes without saying that he was the pride of Hindi cinema. On his 81st birthday, have a look at some of his popular songs that will surely take you down the memory lane.

Bharat Ka Rehnewala Hoon

The song was picturized on the actor along with Saira Banu. The heartfelt lyrics with make you proud as an Indian. It was from the film Purab Aur Paschim. The song still feels refreshing.

Main Na Bhoolunga

The song from the film Roti Kapda Aur Makaan was crooned by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh. It was one of the highlights of the film and was an instant hit.

Mere Desh Ki Dharti

This song is still played during Independence Day and Republic Day. It was from the film Upkar and the lyrics will surely bring tears to your eyes.

Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai

Lata Mangeshkar’s soulful voice is enough to make you feel happy. The song was from the film Shor and has some wonderful lyrics.