Saira Banu gets emotional on Dilip Kumar's birth anniversary, kisses his mural painting at an event


It was Dilip Kumar's 99th birth anniversary on December 11. On that occasion, the actor's wife Saira Banu made a rare public appearance. She paid a visit to filmmaker Subhash Ghai's film school Whistling Woods to unveil a mural painting of Dilip Sahab made by the students. 

During her visit to the film school, Saira Banu got emotional remembering her husband. Dharmendra, who is close to the family, was present at the event. The veteran actor and Mr Ghai were seen walking with Saira Banu and consoled her. 

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After unveiling the mural painting, the veteran actress kissed it with love and affection. 

Remembering Dilip Sahab on his 99th birth anniversary, Saira Banu told a media agency, "I will do the prayers, remember him and I want the day to be very quiet. I want to visit the Juhu garden (Juhu Qabrastan) where he is (buried)."

She recalled all the past birthday celebrations of the late actor and said, "The house would be full of flowers, there were times when bouquets would be on all the floors, steps and everywhere in the house and we would not have enough room for it. It used to be that wonderful. He was so loved by people. He still is."

Married to him for over five decades, Saira Banu shared, "(I believe) he is walking side-by-side with me with his hands in mine. He is very much there, that's the way I think and that is the way I want to live and be alive. It is unimaginable for me to walk without him, you know, we have shared a life together. It’s been 55-56 years of togetherness."

(Source: Instagram/PTI)