Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu’s viral picture is love at its purest

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2016 02:47 IST
Dilip Kumar is on the road of recovery following his recent illness. (Twitter)

It seems like the entire country is behind screen legend Dilip Kumar following his recent illness. And now, a lovely new picture of the star with his wife Saira Banu is trending on social media.

Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday after he complained of respiratory problems.

“I got a call that he was unwell. He had fever and had vomited a few times. He was suffering from pneumonia as well. His white blood cells had shot up. We thought it would be better to admit him to hospital,” Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital.

Read: Dilip Kumar admitted to hospital, doctor says next 72 hours crucial

Wishes poured in from across the country including Amitabh Bachchan’s, who tweeted “spoke to Saira ji on sms .. Dilip saheb is doing well .. and we all pray for his speedy recovery ..”

And now, a picture of Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar, in which the couple are seen together as the actor recovers, is trending on social media. The photograph shows the actor resting in bed as Saira Banu looks on.


According to an update provided by Saira Banu on Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account, the actor is recovering well.

Read: Saira Banu says Dilip Kumar recovering well, to be discharged soon

Called the ‘tragedy king of Bollywood’, he also featured in Kranti, Shakti, Karma and Saudagar. His last film was Qila in 1998. Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015. Earlier, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.


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