Mumbai, March 7 - Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who turned 61 on Monday, felt blessed with the wishes of his mother and fans. Anupam's mother wished him by applying a tilak on his forehead, and by tying a sacred red threat on his wrist. The actor even shared a childhood image of himself in his mother's arms, and tweeted: “When a mother wishes her son 'WohorWod Mubarak' (Happy Birthday in Kashmiri), 'years' have nothing to do with it.” Over the years, Anupam has performed stage plays and has worked in the TV and film industry. Earlier this year, the government even recognised his contribution to art with a Padma Bhushan. On his birthday, the versatile talent, who has remained in the news for his uninhibited comments on socio-political issues, also received messages from his colleagues from the film industry. Here are some of the messages he received on Twitter: Manoj Bajpayee: Happy birthday Anupam Kher Anil Kapoor: When Shimla met Chembur, a great friendship began! Happy Birthday Anupam Kher My partner in style. Preity Zinta: Anupam Kher, Happy birthday to my all time favourite friend and fellow Shimlaite! Please continue to inspire and amuse us always. Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Birthday Sir Anupam Kher, one of the most versatile actors I have worked with. Have a blessed one. Abhishek Bachchan: Here's wishing a very happy birthday to my favourite teacher Anupam Kher big love maharazzi. Ashoke Pandit: Wishing Anupam Kher a very Happy Birthday. You have always inspired us in so many ways. Loads of love and happiness. Chetan Bhagat: Anupamp Kher happy birthday!