Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away on July 7 this year at the age of 98. His wife, Saira Banu, who had been with him through thin and thick throughout their 55 years of marriage, stayed away from the limelight after his demise. And now, after three months, she has finally shared her feelings with the world.
On Oct 11, the couple would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary if Dilip Kumar was alive. And therefore, Saira wrote a handwritten note to a leading daily, thanking fans for their love and wishes.
She wrote in the letter, “This October 11 is the 56th wedding anniversary of my Love and Kohinoor Dilip Sahib and I. I am writing this to especially express gratitude to the multitude of well-wishers, dearest friends and family who have so lovingly and thoughtfully sent us remembrance of this magical day for both of us. 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.”
She further added, “Dilip Sahib has been that iconic guiding light not only for me but for all those generations who’ve stepped forward in their lives exemplified by his gracious presence and personality. Dilip Sahib is forever… Aameen. May Allah always keep him in his love and blessings… Aameen.”
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, who had an age gap of 22 years, married in 1966. Since then, Saira stood rock solid with Dilip Kumar, through every ups and downs in his life.