Dilip Kumar is slightly weak however all proper, says spouse Saira Banu days earlier than his 99th birthday


Mumbai, December 7

Dilip Kumar is a little weak but is otherwise all right, veteran actor Saira Banu said on Monday about her legendary husband who turns 98 later this week.

On November 26, she had shared a photograph on Twitter in which the actor is dressed in his trademark white kurta and a ‘kani’ shawl and is looking at the camera with a smile.

“He has a little weakness, otherwise he is all right. He is okay that way,” Banu, 76, told PTI on Monday.

As concerns mounted about the actor’s health, she downplayed reports in a section of the media about the actor’s immunity.

“His immunity isn’t low. I never said his immunity was low,” she added.

In March, Kumar shared a health update on Twitter, saying he and Banu were under “complete isolation” and in quarantine as precautionary measures against Covid.

A week before that, Banu had revealed that Kumar was recuperating from a “severe backache”.

The cinema icon’s two younger brothers, Aslam Khan (88) and Ehsan Khan (90), died of Covid in August and September, respectively.

Kumar, who turns 98 on Friday, made his debut with ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 and was last seen on the big screen in ‘Qila’ in 1998. PTI



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