Actress Saira Banu, the wife of late actor Dilip Kumar, Wednesday, reports news agency ANI. As per the news agency, Saira Banu complained of issues related to blood pressure and was taken to the Hinduja Hospital three days ago. She has been shifted to the ICU ward today. The 77-year-old actor, who made her debut in 1961 with the film ‘Junglee‘, is known for her roles in popular films like ‘Padosan’, ‘Bairag’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ among others.
Saira Banu was always with Dilip Kumar during his final days at the hospital. On July 7, their family friend Faisal Farooqui shared the news of Dilip Kumar’s death on the actor’s official Twitter handle. “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, a few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him, we return,” read the tweet. Dilip Kumar’s last rites were held at the Juhu cemetery, on the same day.
Reports further said that she was taken to the Khar Hospital due to a minor heart attack, but there has been no official confirmation of the same. Even Faisal Farooqui, her family friend, hasn’t said anything yet. Banu’s condition is better now, but her oxygen level is still not up to the mark, due to which she is still having difficulty in breathing. The actress has already mentioned that she has left hope to live after his husband’s death.