They are an epitome of love, grace and an everlasting bond. From our grandparents to Gen Y, everyone is well-acquainted with legendary actors, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu’s love for each other. This couple is truly an exemplar of how one is supposed to love and how is it meant to be kept. Even after 52 years of marital bond, this couple is so much into each other! (Read Now: Age Gap Of 22 Yrs And 52 Yrs Of Marriage, Love Story Of Legend Dilip Kumar And Saira Banu)
Be it taking care of her husband like a baby to showering all her love upon him, Saira Banu has given it her all. Of late, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital for recurring pneumonia. Rumours were also doing the rounds that Dilip ji is so unwell, that he is unable to recognise his very own wife! Refuting the same, Saira ji, at once retorted, “Who says that? I would not give that any cognizant at all. All is well, all is fine and nothing of this sort.”
Yesterday (October 11, 2018), Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar completed 52 years of marital bliss. On account of the same, a tweet from Dilip Kumar’s twitter handle shared the beautiful message that Saira ji has for her ‘Yusuf jaan’. This is what she said, “My Kohinoor, my sahab, the man of my dreams, my Yusuf jaan and I can't thank enough- the millions of well-wishers, friends and family for your beautiful messages, calls and greetings on our 52 years of marriage today, Attaching a personal fav. photo –SBK.”
Didn’t this make your eyes well-up? Do you know, Saira Banu and Dilip ji has an age gap of about 22 years? At their 51st anniversary last year (2017), the couple had celebrated their ‘big day’ with family members and close friends. Sharing some pictures from Dilip Kumar’s official Twitter account, she captioned it as, “Thank you Almighty God for making our journey beautiful with joy & peace.” Beautiful, aren’t they? (Checkout! Initially He Refused To Work With Her Because She Was A Kid, After 6 Months The Courtship Began!)
Well, good news for all is that after proper treatment from the hospital, Dilip ji is finally discharged from the hospital. Sharing the news with fans and followers, a tweet from his Twitter profile could be read as, “Allah ka shukar hai @TheDilipKumar Saab hospital se discharge hogaye Aur abhi ghar pohoch gaye hain. Doctors have advised complete rest isolation for few days to prevent infection. Thank you all for your prayers. More updates later.”
Do you know? Saira Banu was smitten by Dilip Kumar right from the age of 12! In an interview, she stated, “I was not just another girl smitten by Dilip Kumar. For me, it was no castle in the air because I had given my dream the strong foundation of faith- faith in myself and faith in God.” Recalling her first encounter with Dilip Kumar, she shared, “When he smiled at me and remarked that I was a pretty girl, I could feel my whole being taking wing and flying rapturously. I knew somewhere deep within me that I was going to be his wife.”
Saira Banu is still, truly, madly and deeply in love with her ‘kohinoor’. Speaking about the same, she revealed, “I am still head over heels in love with my Kohinoor, Yusuf Sahab, the way I was when I first felt attracted to him as a 12 year-old. Ours has been as good and enduring a marriage as so many marriages that have survived the ups and downs for four decades. No marriage is perfect. How can it be, when as human beings we are not perfect? It is mutual love, respect and adoration that keep a marriage ticking.” (Don't Miss! Saira Banu Attends Wedding Without Her 'Kohinoor' Husband Dilip Kumar, Says She Felt 'Lonely')
Isn’t that way too cute? We wish Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu tonnes of happiness and love on their 52nd wedding anniversary. May the Almighty bless them with a lifetime of togetherness!