Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar has shared memorable pictures with his wife Saira Banu on Twitter. All pics/Dilip Kumar's Twitter account
A rare black-and-white picture of Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu from their younger days
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu married on October 11, 1966
When the Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar married Saira Banu in 1966, he was 44 and she was only 22
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu have had many successful films as a pair in '50s and '60s
Dilip Kumar's real name is Yusuf Khan
After working for six decades, Dilip Kumar bid adieu to the arclights in 1998. His last movie was 'Qila'
Dilip Kumar has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Vibhushan for his work in films like 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Devdas' among others
The celebrations for Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday will include some of his relatives and close friends, but will be restricted as the legendary actor has just been treated for mild pneumonia, said his wife Saira Banu
Saira Banu, who has been by his side constantly, shared plans for Dilip Kumar's birthday via Twitter
"Every year on Saab's birthday our house is open all day for friends and family to come and spend quality time with Dilip Saab. But tomorrow will be (a) bit restricted as doctors have advised Saab to be protected from any infection," read a post on behalf of Saira Banu from Dilip Kumar's official Twitter handle
Earlier this year, in August, the legendary actor was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital here due to dehydration and urinary tract infection but later his health condition improved and he was taken back to his residence
Just last month, he was diagnosed with mild pneumonia, which he has been treated for, his family friend Faisal Farooqui has said
Saira Banu has thanked Dilip Kumar's friends, fans and well-wishers for their prayers for his well-being
"On Dilip Saab's birthday, as we get together as a family with Saab's brothers, sisters, relatives and some close friends, my thoughts reach out to all the wonderful fans and well-wishers for the duas and prayers for Dilip Saab. A million thanks."
She said she is being asked repeatedly about the plans for his special day. "Well, for those who don't know what we have been doing every year - it's a day when our residence turns into a gorgeous fairyland with flowers and floral arrangements from loving visitors, which means a lot." She ended her message on an emotional note. "If you have read Dilip Saab's autobiography, you would be familiar with his quote.... That the warmth of the clasp of the hand of strangers who approach him to tell him how much they liked his work is bigger than any award for him. God bless all of you."
On veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday, we bring you rare pictures of Dilip Kumar with his wife Saira Banu that you may not have seen. These pictures will melt your heart