Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is not too well. “He’s weak. At times, he walks into the hall and back to his room. His immunity is low. Pray for his welfare. We are grateful to God for each day,” said his wife of 54 years, Saira Banu.
“I am not looking for praises to be called a devoted wife. Just to touch him and cuddle him is the world’s best thing that’s happening to me. I adore him and he is my breath itself,” said Saira Banu in a recent interview with Times Of India (TOI).
This year, the couple did not celebrate their wedding anniversary as Dilip Kumar’s brothers, Ahsan Bhai and Aslam Bhai, passed away after testing coronavirus positive, TOI reported.
Saira Banu’s message on Twitter read, “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.
“The unprecedented turmoil due to the Covid-19 pandemic has taken many lives and caused sorrow in 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.”
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu have been in isolation since March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.