Saira Banu appeared in public for the first time since the death of her husband, actor Dilip Kumar. The veteran actor passed away on July 7. On Thursday, Sayra was seen at a construction site.
She was wearing a light pink salwar kameez with a dupatta covering her head. She was accompanied by a few people, one of them was holding a framed picture of Dilip Kumar. At the request of the photographers, Sayra stood with the frame.
Saira Banu fell ill last month. She had complained of shortness of breath, and was also diagnosed with other complications such as high blood pressure and high sugar. Family friend Faisal Farooqi confirmed that she was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on August 28. She was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
“Saira Ji is doing well. She is discharged from hospital and back home. Resting. Thank you for your prayers,” he told PTI. During her treatment, there were reports that Sayra was suffering from depression and was diagnosed with coronary syndrome. Reports also claimed that she was objecting to an angiogram.
However, her doctor, Nitin Gokhal, told a leading daily, “Saira G doesn’t struggle with depression, plus it’s not difficult at all which means she doesn’t avoid angiography. The angiography, as I told you last time, will be done later after she We control her diabetes. So where is the question for her to say “no” to her?
Saira made her acting debut with Junglee, opposite Shammi Kapoor. She starred in several successful films, including Purab Aur Pashchim, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Shagird and Padosan. In 1976, Sayra decided to retire from films and has stayed by Dilip’s side over the years.
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When Dilip passed away, several Bollywood stars including Dharmendra and Shahrukh Khan visited the actor’s home to pay their last respects. Via Dilip’s Twitter account, Saira revealed that she received a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well. “Thank you dear @PMOIndia Shrinarendramodi ji for your kind early morning phone call and your condolences.-Sira Banu Khan,” the tweet read.