'Eternal love story': Netizens console Saira Banu after husband Dilip Kumar's death; appreciate their bond

Dilip Kumar's close family friend and aide Faisal Farooqui on Wednesday shared that the legendary actor passed away in the presence of his wife Saira Banu, other family members and doctors. Farooqui shared that Saira Banu has loved the late icon till the time she has known herself.

When IANS contacted him, Farooqui, who is still at the hospital with Saira Banu and other family members, said: "I am here in the hospital. Sahab passed just after 7 o'clock. He was admitted to the hospital for the past few days for old-age related complications and he passed away peacefully this morning in the presence of Saira ji and other family members and doctors. We are still at the hospital."

Talking about how Saira Banu is coping, Farooqui shared: "Saira baji and Sahab have been married for more than I would say almost 55 years. She has loved Dilip Kumar till the time she has known herself."

"So, 55 years of marriage and she has stood by him in all the ups and downs of life that comes with 55 years of marriage. Rock solid, always there. I think they are the most loving couple and couple goals that you can imagine. One can learn from them," he concluded.

Not only Farooqui, but all Indians have also been admirers of the couple and their love story. As the news of Dilip Kumar's death spread around, netizens took to offer condolences to Saira Banu and thanked her for staying beside the much-loved actor till the very end.

Have a look.

With inputs from IANS.

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