Veteran actor Saira Banu has said that she will not be celebrating her wedding anniversary with actor Dilip Kumar this year. Dilp recently lost his two younger brothers to Covid-19.
Saira shared her message for fans from Dilip’s official Twitter account. “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,” she wrote. “This year, we are not celebrating. You all know we lost two of our brothers, Ahsan Bhai and Aslam Bhai. 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,” she added.
Saira and Dilip got married in 1966. They have worked together in films such as Bairaag and Gopi.
Dilip lost both his brothers within two weeks of each other. They had both tested positive for coronavirus in August and were admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after they complained of breathlessness. While Aslam Khan, 88, died on August 21, Ehsan Khan breathed his last on September 2, Dr Jalil Parkar, who was treating the duo, told PTI.
Saira had said in an interview to The Times of India that the family had not told Dilip of his brothers’ demise. “To tell you the truth, 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,” she said. Saira added, “We didn’t even tell him when Amitabh Bachchan contracted Covid-19 and was admitted in Nanavati Hospital, he’s very fond of Amitabh.”
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