New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actress Saira Banu, wife of late veteran actor Dilip Kumar, has been shifted to the ICU ward today, September 1. She was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Khar, Mumbai after she complained of issues related to blood pressure three days ago.

"She is admitted to the hospital due to low BP. She was brought to the hospital three days ago. She is fine and much better now. There's nothing to worry about," a hospital official said, adding that he had spoken to the actor on Tuesday.

He also said that the hospital is not a Covid facility. She had tested negative for COVID-19 but was isolated as a norm in the wake of the pandemic.

The information was also confirmed by news agency ANI. “Actor Saira Banu, wife of late veteran actor Dilip Kumar, was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Khar, Mumbai after she complained of issues related to blood pressure three days ago. She has been shifted to the ICU ward today,” the agency tweeted.

This comes after Dilip Kumar, best known as Tragedy King, passed away on July 7, 2021. The legendary actor died at the age of 98 due to age-related issues.

Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar lived a happy married life together for 54 years. The demise of Kumar came as a big shock to Banu. However, many Bollywood actors came in support of the actress in her difficult time. Celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shabana Azmi, Madhur Bhandarkar, and others reached at Banu's house to pay their last tribute to the legend.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also helped in according Dilip Sahib's burial within state funeral protocols.

Further, Saira Banu is likely to be discharged in a day or two as reported by Press Trust of India. Banu made her Bollywood debut in 1961 with the movie 'Junglee' opposite late actor Shammi Kapoor. She is celebrated for films like 'Padosan' (1968), 'Hera Pheri' (1976), 'Diwana' (1967) and 'Purab Aur Paschim' (1970).

Posted By: Sugandha Jha