'For My Kohinoor': Saira Banu Joins Instagram on Dilip Kumar's Death Anniversary

Sharing throwback pictures of herself with Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu penned a heartfelt note for him.

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Veteran actor Saira Banu made her Instagram debut on Friday, 7 July on her husband and film legend Dilip Kumar's second death anniversary.

Saira dedicated her first-ever post to Dilip on the social media platform. Sharing two throwback pictures of herself with her late husband, Saira penned a heartfelt note for him.


She captioned her post with the verse, "Sukoon-E-Dil Ke Liye Kuch Toh Ehtemaam Karoon, Zara Nazar Jo Miley Phir Unhe Salaam Karoon, Mujhe Toh Hosh Nahin Aap Mashwara Dijiyey, Kaha Se Chedoon Fasana Kahan Tamaam Karoon" and added, "I am writing this note on the 7th of July to especially express my gratitude to the overwhelming multitude of caring well-wishers and dearest friends from the world over who have so tremendously swept me off my feet till today with their everlasting remembrance, love and respect for my Kohinoor, Dilip Kumar Sahib."

She further wrote, "This is the day, "7th of July" at "7 am" when time stood still and my loved one slid into a deep slumber. I pleaded with the Almighty that, 'Sahib', as I always called him should react to one of his favourite couplets." She added in her note, "My loved one is in slumber so my entire world is still. I implore him to stir awake so that the world comes alive again with his movement of waking up.

"Till this day, I feel he is with me and no matter what, we will still walk the path of life together, hand in hand, one in our thoughts and being until the end of time."

Explaining to her fans why she joined Instagram, she added, "Dilip Sahib has been that Iconic guiding light not only for my life but for all those generations who have stepped forward in their lives exemplified by his gracious presence and personality. He has not just been the greatest actor ever but also a very great human being... a true picture of humility with dignity.

"On Instagram I would like to share his life, his thoughts and vision, as also his dedication and commitments not only to the Film Industry of which he has been the Ultimate Actor, but various other activities towards society and well-being of the world at large," Saira wrote.


Dilip and Saira were married for 55 years, until his unfortunate demise. When the couple tied the knot, Dilip was reportedly 44 and Saira was 22.

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