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While every Bollywood flick may be bubbling with the emotions of eternal romance, very few real-life celebrity couples can be remembered for lifelong devotion towards their partners. However, there's one couple, who holds a special place in the hearts of every generation. Yes! We are talking about the evergreen couple, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu. They have always stayed by each other's side through the thick and thin of life. And, theirs is a love story that overcame an age difference of 22 years and is still going strong. As the former actress had herself recalled and confessed that she was all in love with Dilip Kumar right from the age of 12. (Recommended Read: Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: Mr Bharat's Love Story With His First Love And Wife, Shashi Goswami)
However, not many people are aware of the fact that Saira Banu's mother and the legendary actress, Naseem Banu had played Cupid between her daughter and the King of tragedy. Later they had gotten married in 1966 when the diva, Saira Banu was only 22, and Dilip Kumar was 44. Well, there aren't a lot of pictures of Dilip Kumar with his mother-in-law, Naseem Banu. That is the reason why the picture that you're going to see is a priceless one.
For the uninitiated, Naseem Banu is unarguably the greatest actress in the history of Indian cinema. The actress is still referred as the first female superstar, beauty queen, and Pari-Chehra. On July 25, 2020, we stumbled upon a rare and unseen picture of Dilip Kumar with his mother-in-law, Naseem Banu. In the picture, we can see the tragedy king standing behind his wife, Saira Banu and looking handsome as always in his white shirt and maroon printed tie. The legendary actress, Naseem Banu, can be seen wearing a red outfit and looking gorgeous as ever. No wonder, this picture is a frame that speaks about the greatness of Indian cinema and one of the greatest real-life love stories that this nation had witnessed. However, there's another picture in which we can spot Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, and Naseem Banu posing for the camera during a film festival. Other than these two stand-out pictures, we have bought you some unseen pictures of Naseem Banu below. Take a look. (Don't Miss: When Salman Khan Talked About His Wedding Rumours With Rumoured GF, lulia Vantur For The First Time)
Saira Banu has been continuously supportive of her husband, Dilip Kumar. Even when he is now mostly ill all the time and his health is deteriorating, she keeps good care of her life partner to the utmost degree. Dilip Kumar had taken to Twitter on February 13, 2019, and had shared an unseen picture of himself with Saira ji in which we could see her feeding him cake with her own hands. Dilip saab had captioned the photo as, "My love and greetings to all of you. God bless." Take a look:
On the occasion of Dilip Kumar's 96th birthday, on December 11, 2018, his wife, Saira Banu had shared the birthday plans and was quoted as saying, "We have no party plans this year. Our plans are for prayers for good health and wonderful duas from friends like you always. Every day that God gives me to spend with sahab is a great celebration of a day well spent. I am blessed to be with him, and I treasure every moment, each second." (Also Read:26 Popular Bollywood Celebrities Who Are Related To Each Other And Not Many Of Us Know About It)
We wish all the health and love for our beloved Dilip Sahab!