Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, widely known as the ‘Tragedy King’ was one of the finest and greatest actors that we have in Hindi cinema. In July, last year, he died due to prolonged illness at the age of 98. His wife Saira Banu has been struggling to come to terms with his sad demise and had even confessed she is unable to get over Dilip Kumar's loss. Recently, Saira got emotional and broke down in tears as she accepted Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award on his behalf.
On Tuesday, at an event, the late actor was conferred with the Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award and on his behalf, Saira received the award and bouquet of flowers from Union Minister Ramdas Athawale. She could not hold back her tears while remembering Dilip and said he is still here with her. Indian Express quoted Saira Banu as saying, “Dilip Sahab has been the ‘Kohinoor’ for Hindustan. So ‘Kohinoor’ should definitely receive a Bharat Ratna. He’s still here. He is not in my memories, I believe it’s the truth that he is here with me at every step, because this is how I will be able to live my life.” ALSO READ: Saira Banu On Feeling Distressed After Dilip Kumar’s Death: ‘Not Able To Get Over The Loss, Don't Want To Step Out; Need Sahab Desperately In My Life’
The 77-year-old actress went on to add that she never thinks Dilip Kumar is not with her. She feels his presence and that he will always be her pillar of support. In April, the Times Of India reported that Saira Banu was extremely distressed by the death of her husband and that she does not feel like stepping out of her home.
Dilip Kumar was laid to rest at the Juhu Kabrastan with State honours in the presence of his wife, fans, and Bollywood.
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