May 21, 2024


Saira Banu made her Instagram debut on July 7. Since then, the actress has been treating fans by sharing fond memories with her late husband and actor Dilip Kumar. The veteran actors had a massive age gap of 22 years but still, they were one of the most adored and admired couples. As the actress turned 79 today, she took to her Instagram and shared a priceless memory with Dilip Kumar recalling how he proposed to her.

Saira Banu pens a heartfelt note

In her social media post, the actress shared a series of black-and-white pictures and penned a long note. Mentioning why birthday is so special for her, Saira wrote, “As far as I can remember, birthdays have been so “Special” for me — my mother Pari Chehra Naseem Banuji went to the ends of the world to always give me the best fun time with my friends whether here in Mumbai or in London School — not to forget once a towering layered cake that would have put the “Qutub Minar” to shame! Soon life became a blast of light and joy and occasions such as birthdays blossomed into a flood of appreciation, flowers, messages from friends and fans making the whole house into a “Garden of Eden”.

She further shared why Dilip ji refused to work with her. “Life became besieged with good luck, one miracle after another and can you imagine that the “Emperor Of Acting” for whom the world was his stage. Mr.Dilip Kumar who knew me since I was a little girl and consequently refused to work with me but soon after meeting me at this House Warming Party, exclaimed, “You have grown up into a beautiful girl!”, shared Saira Ji.

On Dilip Kumar proposing her

Talking how her magical proposal, the actress penned, “On one of these magical evenings he popped the question “Will you marry Me?”. Here came the realization of a dream that I had nurtured ever since I was in my teens. We were happily married and I started my life from an admiring fan to a devoted wife. I got to see the different aspects and qualities of this great human being. He was unlike any person that I had ever met —- a man who oozed a royal halo of understated elegance.”

Also Read: Saira Banu remembers the ‘brilliance’ of Dilip Kumar as she celebrates 63 years of Mughal-e-Azam


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