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Yesteryear actor Saira Banu took to her Instagram account and dropped a throwback video and some handwritten notes as she remembered her late husband Dilip Kumar on his birth anniversary. However, Saira ji’s birthday note was surreal and love-filled. Penning down the scenario when there were no mobile phones to connect to speaking about how the birthday wishes are coming in other ways.

Saira Banu remembers Dilip Kumar on his birth anniversary

Saira shared an old video of Dilip ji cutting his birthday cake with his industry people. “Once more it is December the 11th, the day of days when the skies are blue with a smattering of dreams like puffy white clouds that seem to be dancing in the skies with happiness and exaltation. The whole house used to be flooded with so many flowers. It seemed as though we had stepped into the “Garden Of Eden“.

Now the Birthday greetings and cheer keep pouring in with messages of love and remembrance in a million ways. Be it through offerings of beautiful Sketches, Cards, Paintings and umpteen messages of love and dedication that give me emotional goose pimples.” She continued further.

Banu ji also called him “The Ultimate Actor”, a source of inspiration for generations of actors. She also mentioned that being married to the Shahenshah was a dream in childhood. The Padosan actor also recalled the time when they used to exchange notes and felt it was a delight.

Saira Banu remembers the essence of his love.

I wonder what an absolute delight it was to express love to your significant other in the times when mobile phones did not exist. I have lived and experienced an eternity full of love and warmth with Dilip Sahib. While he was around, and to this day, the essence of his love surrounds me in the best way possible.”

Wishing her late husband Dilip Kumar, she wrote…

“Likewise, on Sahib’s birthday, I would procure the most exquisite and carefully selected greeting cards to honor his special day. As a man as remarkably extraordinary as Dilip Sahib, he deserved nothing less. I always tried to be a devoted wife to him, and I found immense joy in his chivalrous nature, which unfailingly filled my life with happiness. Happy Birthday Yousuf Sahib!”

Also read: Saira Banu recalls her ‘jealous’ reaction to Vyjayanthimala’s picture with Dilip Kumar, what she did next still makes her laugh

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