New Delhi, April 27 - Internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie has sent out birthday wishes to Indian theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal, who turned a century old Friday. Rushdie says she is "100 years young".
"The eminent Indian actress Zohra Sehgal is 100 years young! Congrats to my Zohra Khala! Much love from New York," tweeted Rushdie, author of controversial book "The Satanic Verses".
Zohra currently resides in New Delhi and stays with her daughter, Odissi dancer Kiran Sehgal. She was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2007 film "Saawariya".
Bollywood celebrities like Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher too took to Twitter to greet the theatre doyenne on her birthday.
Anupam Kher: Zohra Sehgal the legendary actress turns 100 today. She is the symbol of Indian Cinema completing 100 years. Happy Birthday GRAND LADY.
Shabana Azmi: Zohra Aapa you are an inspiration to all of us. Saalgirah Mubarak aur behad ehtram ke saath salaam aapki zindadili ko.
Shahana Goswami: I learnt Odissi from Padma Shri Kiran Segal, so to me she's Zohra Nani. Wat a lady. Life had no choice but to let her live at least a 100 yrs!
Ranvir Shorey: Happy Birthday, Zohra Sehgal! Shine on!
Dia Mirza: 100th Birthday of the Grand Lady of Indian theatre and cinema Zohra Sehgal! What a journey!!! And what a Lady! Salute!
Tusshar Kapoor: Happy 100th birthday to Zohra Sehgal, many more to come!