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Bollywood's veteran actress, Saira Banu, has been going through a difficult phase after the demise of her husband and actor, Dilip Kumar. Their love story is still fresh in the minds of the entire nation. They lived a beautiful life together, being each other's pillar of support. Recently, Saira Banu, for the first time ever talked about living a life without Dilip Kumar.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu had an age gap of 22 years, yet it never became a problem in their 'happily married life'. The beautiful Saira Banu had always been a pillar of support in the life of Dilip Kumar and there was never a day when they had fought. While every girl was in love with the dashing actor, his heart was reserved only for the love of his life, Saira.
In an interview with The Times of India, Saira Banu revealed the emotional turmoil she is going through as she is going to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary alone. She said, "This October 11 is the 56th wedding anniversary of my Love and Kohinoor Dilip Sahib and I." She thanked her fans for sending their gratitude ahead of their important day.
Saira further added, "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."
Coming back to their love story, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu had proved that all you need is love to spend your entire life. However, their dreamy proposal story outside Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, still makes anyone fall in love.
In an interview with The Times of India, Saira had recalled the beautiful day when the dashing Dilip had gone down on his knees to pop the question. She had shared, "We went to Cuffe Parade. We got down from the car and started talking. Soon, he popped up the question: 'Will you marry me?' (laughs). Just imagine! I replied rather sarcastically, 'How many girls have you told this to?' (laughs). He started laughing and said, 'I understand. I haven't worked with you, and you are angry with me. Main kya karoon, mujhe hamesha lagta tha that you are too young'. I told him that things like marriage should be spoken to elders. He said that we should go right back and talk to them."
Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar had tied the knot on October 11, 1966!