Dharmendra consoles Saira Banu as she breaks down on Dilip Kumar’s birth anniversary, Watch

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The nation was seen fondly remembering legendary late actor Dilip Kumar on his 99th birth anniversary. His wife Saira Banu stepped out for an event that paid a tribute to Dilip Kumar on this special day but Banu could not hold back her tears and broke down at the event. Filmmaker and director Subhash Ghai who considered Dilip Kumar his mentor had organized the event which also saw veteran actor Dharmendra grace the evening.

Saira Banu was invited to unveil the mural painting of Dilip Kumar at a college. In an interview with ETimes, talking about the event, Saira revealed, “There were several stories they narrated. Subhash Ji was insisting since the past three days. Eventually I decided that I should not let him down”.

Talking about Dharmendra’s visit, Saira said, “Dharam Ji was awake the entire night yesterday, thinking about the memories he had shared with Saheb. He is one of those who calls me frequently talking about Saheb. This morning, he spoke to me and decided to drop by at Whistling Woods. Mr Ghai was taken by surprise.”

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Dilip Kumar had passed away on July 7 due to a prolonged illness. He was buried with full state honour at Juhu Qabrastan in Santacruz Mumbai. Saira Banu had shared and heartfelt letter for Dilip Kumar with a leading daily back in October on the occasion of what would have been the couple’s 56th wedding anniversary. The letter read, “I am writing this to especially express gratitude to the multitude of well-wishers, dearest friends and family who have so lovingly and thoughtfully sent us remembrance of this magical day for both of us. Dilip Sahib and I, when time stood still and the sky was lit with a million happy sparkling stars… our wedding, the beginning of a sharing of a life of ecstatic togetherness… and now no matter what, we still walk together hand-in-hand, in our thoughts and being until the end of time.”

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