Veteran Actors Dilip Kumar and Saira Bano celebrate their anniversary on the 11th of October. But this year they will not be celebrating.
A message from Saira Bano was shared on the actor’s Twitter handle which revealed the reason for no celebration this year.
Recently, the 97-year-old actor lost his brothers Ehsaan Khan and Aslam Khan due to COVID-19 and this is the reason the couple will not celebrate their anniversary.
The tweet read, “Message from Saira Bano: Oct. 11, is always the most beautiful day in my life. Dilip Saheb married me on this day and made my cherished dreams come true. This year, we are not celebrating. You all know we lost two of our brothers, Ahsan Bhai and Aslam Bhai …1/n”
In another tweet, Saira Bano urged everyone to pray for each other’s safety. The tweet read, “The unprecedented turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic has taken many lives and caused sorrow in many many families. In the current circumstances, we request all of you, our dear friends, to pray for each other’s safety and well being. May God be with us all. Stay Safe. 2/2”
Earlier in an interview, Saira Bano said that Dilip Kumar was not informed about his brothers’ death. She said, “Dilip saab has not been told that Aslam bhai and Ehsaan bhai are no more. We keep every kind of disturbing news away from him. We didn’t even tell him when Amitabh Bachchan contracted COVID-19 and was admitted in Nanavati Hospital; he’s very fond of Amitabh.”
Meanwhile the government in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has decided to purchase the ancestral houses of legendary actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. They will conserve the historic buildings, which are currently in dilapidated condition and face the threat of demolition. Reacting to the same, Dilip Kumar’s wife, veteran actress Saira Banu said, “I wish the provincial government success in its efforts and sincerely hope that this time the dream comes true. Mashallah.”