Saira Banu thanks PM Narendra Modi for his ‘early morning call’, and Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray for according Dilip Kumar a funeral with state honours | Hindi Movie News

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, popularly known as ‘Tragedy King’, was laid to rest with state honours on Wednesday evening.

Several politicians including PM Narendra Modi and Bollywood celebs mourned the demise of the legend. Also, for his huge body of work and remarkable contribution to Indian cinema, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray laid out special arrangements for the late actor’s funeral.

Wrapped in tricolour, Dilip Kumar’s mortal remains were buried at Mumbai’s Juhu Kabristan. He also received a gun salute at his funeral.

Now, Dilip Saab’s wife Saira Banu thanked the PM for his gracious early morning phone call and condolences. She wrote, “Thank you hon’ ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi ji for your early morning gracious phone call and condolences. -Saira Banu Khan 🙏”

She also expressed her gratitude towards Maha CM for state honours at the funeral. She tweeted, “Thank you @PMOIndia and @CMOMaharashtra for according Dilip Sahib burial with state funeral protocols. – Saira Banu Khan 🙏”

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek Bachchan and director-producer Subhash Ghai were present at the funeral to pay their last respects to Dilip Kumar, who passed away today after prolonged health complications.

Also, earlier in the afternoon, several Bollywood celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar, arrived at Dilip Kumar’s residence to offer their condolences to late actor’s family members, especially his wife Saira Banu.