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The ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, Dilip Kumar is a living legend, whose presence still touches the hearts of millions. Born in the year 1922, Dilip ji has lived his life king-size, with millions of girls dying to meet him and cherishing their love for him in their hearts. While others could not reach him, it was his fan, Saira Banu, who had made her place into his heart so deep that we have been witnessing their love for 54 years now. (Also Read: Zeenat Aman Was Clueless About Dev Anand's Feelings For Her, Later, She Had Reacted Like This)
The epitome of true love, Dilip sahab and Saira Banu have redefined the meaning of love for everyone. Whether it is taking care of her husband or showing her love for him, Saira Banu has always been his best half. With an age gap of 22 years, the phenomenal couple had taken their love to the next level and had gotten married to each other on October 11, 1966. Smitten by Dilip sahab’s charming personality, Saira Banu was head-over-heels in love with him right from the age of 12. It was a fairytale romance for the ‘king of tragedy’ Dilip Kumar (a.k.a., Yusuf Khan) and the bubbly and charming diva, Saira Banu. Saira ji has been a constant support for Dilip ji and their devotion for each other makes them an ideal couple. The same love and devotion we witnessed in a throwback video of the couple, where the two can be seen celebrating his birthday with the Bollywood fraternity.
Social media has been our favourite treasure box as it brings us closer to some hidden aspects of our favourite celebrities. Dilip sahib is celebrating his 98th birthday today, i.e, on December 11, 2020, and we got hold of a video from his past birthday celebration. The video is a visual treat as Saira ji’s love for Dilip sahab is quite evident. From kissing his best-half, helping him cut his birthday cake to dancing for him, Saira ji’s happiness knows no bounds in the video and it will sure bring khushi ke aansu in your eyes. The evergreen couple can be seen twinning in black and the sight of Saira ji happily dancing with Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and other Bollywood stars make our heart flutter and believe in true love once again. (Also Read: Saira Banu Recalls Dilip Kumar's Proposal And How She Had Fallen In Love With Him At The Age Of 12)
Take a look at the video below:
Coming back to the love story of Dilip ji and Saira Banu ji, a few days back, we had stumbled upon a picture of the gorgeous couple from their wedding in 1966. In the candid picture, Dilip sahab had looked dapper in a bandhgala whereas, Saira ji had looked breathtakingly beautiful in her lehenga with dupatta pinned on her head. Explaining something to his gorgeous begum, the lovely couple could be seen madly-in-love with each other. (Don't Miss: When Riddhima Kapoor Was Smothered With Kisses By Late Father, Rishi Kapoor And Mother, Neetu Kapoor)
It was Saira Banu’s mother, actress, Nassem Banu, who had played Cupid between Dilip sahab and Saira ji. She was the one responsible for introducing them to each other and bringing them closer. After falling in love with the gorgeous Saira, when Dilip sahab had proposed her, without much ado, she had agreed. Saira Banu was 22, when she had gotten married to a 44-year-old Dilip Kumar in 1966 with the blessings of their respective families.
On September 30, 2020, Dilip Kumar ji had given a sweet treat to his fans. He had taken to his Twitter handle and had shared a beautiful picture with his gorgeous wife, Saira ji. In the picture, we could see the duo twinning in pink and enjoying their time in a lush green garden. Sharing the picture, Dilip ji had tweeted, "Pink. Favorite shirt. God’s mercy upon all of us." Also Read: Dilip Kumar's Rare Picture With Mother-In-Law, Naseem Banu And Wife, Saira Banu Is About Family Love
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu’s love story certainly makes us believe in true love and its power!