My love and I still walk hand-in-hand: Saira Banu opens up about Dilip Kumar ahead of wedding anniversary
Saira Banu opened up about late actor Dilip Kumar for the first time post his demise. October 11 would have been the couple’s 56th wedding anniversary and ahead of that Saira shared a sweet love letter with a leading daily where she said ‘My love and I still walk hand-in-hand’. Legendary Bollywood star Dilip Kumar passed away on July 7, 2021. It was a huge loss to the Entertainment industry and Dilip Kumar’s fans were completely shattered.
Saira Banu shared a hand-written love letter with Times Of India, it read, “This October 11 is the 56th wedding anniversary of my Love and Kohinoor Dilip Sahib and I.” She further wrote, “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.”
Saira continued calling Kumar an ‘iconic guiding light’, “Dilip Sahib has been that iconic guiding light not only for me but for all those generations who’ve stepped forward in their lives exemplified by his gracious presence and personality. Dilip Sahib is forever… Aameen. May Allah always keep him in his love and blessings… Aameen.”
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Saira’s health had also deteriorated post her husband’s demise and she was admitted to Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital following breathlessness, high blood pressure, and high sugar.