Saira Banu Heart-Wrenchingly Reveals The Pain Of Her Second Wedding Anniversary Without Dilip Kumar

In an interview, Saira Banu opened up about the void that Dilip Kumar left in her life and revealed her feelings about being alone on their second-anniversary post his demise. Check it out!


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Saira Banu Heart-Wrenchingly Reveals The Pain Of Her Second Wedding Anniversary Without Dilip Kumar

The legendary actress, Saira Banu and her darling husband, Dilip Kumar's fairytale love story is an inspiration to many. For the unversed, Saira the daughter of actress, Naseem Banu, was a die-hard fan of the Bollywood actor since the age of 12. Moreover, the eternally charming Saira was also a beauty to behold, and the gorgeousness was also able to swoon millions of hearts easily.

Thus, Dilip Kumar also fell in love with the gorgeous Saira Banu at first sight. Soon, he proposed to her for marriage. Without thinking twice, Saira immediately nodded in affirmation and the duo got married on October 11, 1966. However, after living a merry life, it was on July 7, 2021, when Dilip Kumar left for the heavenly abode. Since then, there has been no single day when Saira Banu doesn’t miss his presence.

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Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu

As October 11, 2022, mark the wedding anniversary of Saira Banu and her late husband, Dilip Kumar, the evergreen actress opened up about her feelings in an interview with ETimes. She revealed that she does not go out and meet people. However, talking about her older days, she also mentioned that Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan used to send them flowers and shared:

"I still don't go out. I don't meet people. Himmat nahin hoti, mann nahi karta. But my man is a man forever. He is definitely very much around. It's just that I can't see him. Our house used to be full of flowers. And you know, Amitabh Bachchan used to send us a lot of lovely flowers. There was also an exchange of letters from Dilip saab and Amitabh. I have preserved those letters very carefully. I treasure those letters."

In the same interview, Saira revealed that her husband, Dilip wasn't running behind name and fame. Moreover, he used to work for social causes. For this reason, Saira wants to build a museum for him, and there have been enquiries from Madame Tussauds for the same. She added:

“Many things about Dilip saab are not known. That's because my husband never liked the spotlight to be on him. He didn't want any road to be named after him. He didn't want any statue of his made. What he liked was to be in the forefront of social causes, whether it meant that he had to travel in trucks in those donation drives. Once he went abroad too to lead a cause when Sunil Dutt could not travel due to some reason, but he made it clear to the organisers that he didn't want the proceedings/event to bear his name. I feel I should build a museum about him, which would outline the professional and personal aspects of his life. So, there have been inquiries from Madame Tussauds whether they can install a statue of Dilip saab.”

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Earlier, on August 23, 2022, Saira Banu turned 77, and in an interview with, she recalled how Dilip Kumar used to throw lavish parties for her on her birthday. Reminiscing the same, Saira Banu had shared:

“He would fill the entire house with flowers. Dilip saab would personally go with our niece (Shaheen) to handpick and make a bouquet of flowers under his supervision. Later, they would go to my favourite shop in Mumbai from where I would buy my clothes from, and he would pick up some of the most beautiful outfits for me. He would make me wonderfully happy in every way. His memories are etched in my mind and I don’t think I will ever forget how he always ensured to make this day special for me. We spent some unforgettable moments together, something on which I shall sail and survive on.”

Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar

Well, not only his ladylove, Saira Banu, but Dilip Kumar would always be treasured in the hearts of his millions of fans!

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