Veteran actress Saira Banu is struggling to come to terms with the sad demise of her husband and legendary actor Dilip Kumar. For the unversed, the actor died after a prolonged illness at the age of 98 on July 7, 2021. Doctors at Hinduja hospital in Khar, who treated Dilip Kumar, revealed that he had advanced prostate cancer and it had spread to other organs of his body. Saira Banu has been left heartbroken by her husband’s tragic demise. In a recent interview, the actress confessed she is unable to get over Dilip Kumar's loss.
Speaking to Times Of India, Saira revealed that she is extremely distressed and does not want to step out of her home. The actress was quoted saying, “I cannot get out of the loss. How do I get out of it? I just can't. And, I was doing everything very happily too. Everything was so fine, just the two of us together. I loved sitting at home with Sahab. Anyway, I am not an outgoing person or a party person. Today, I don't want to step out. I don't know, maybe until I don't feel distressed. No point in stepping out. I wouldn’t feel lost. It is just that I need Sahab so desperately in my life.”
The veteran actress also admitted that she is not mingling with people. She is in touch only with her immediate friends. “I am lucky that a lot of people are so concerned about me. But for now, I am doing a lot of meditation and prayer. I know there have been other people in similar circumstances and have come out from that phase, but perhaps my attachment was stronger. Sahab was an extraordinary man,” Saira Banu added. ALSO READ: Saira Banu Hasn't Been Keeping Well Since Dilip Kumar’s Demise, Dharmendra And Spokesperson Faisal Farooqui Reveal
In September 2021, a couple of months after Dilip Kumar’s demise, Saira Banu was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Khar due to chest congestion. Talking about her health back then, Dharmendra had said Saira Banu had not been keeping well since Dilip Kumar’s death. Dharmendra told TOI, "I couldn't reach her and she had called back. She told me that she has not been keeping well. You can understand how she must be feeling after Dilip Kumar passed away. Sab kuch khaali khaali lag raha hoga (She must be feeling the void).”
Dilip Kumar was laid to rest at the Juhu Kabrastan with State honours. Bollywood actors including, Shah Rukh Khan, Dharmendra, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra-Uddhav Thackeray, and several other noted personalities paid their last respects to the actor at his funeral.
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