Legendary Bollywood Actress Saira Banu Put Into Intensive Care Unit After Suffering Heart Attack
10:00 GMT 01.09.2021 (Updated: 10:38 GMT 19.07.2022)
Veteran performer Saira Banu, 77, was the third-highest paid actress in Hindi cinema from 1963 to 1969. She is renowned for her performances in films such as "Junglee", "Bluff Master", "Padosan", "Victoria No. 203", "Hera Pheri", and many others. The legendary actress was married to now-deceased screen icon Dilip Kumar from 1966 to 2021.
Veteran Bollywood actress Saira Banu has been rushed to Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital after suffering a minor heart attack three days ago. She is being treated in an intensive care unit (ICU), a close family member revealed to the Indian media on Wednesday.
Banu, who suffered a personal tragedy with the death of her husband and Indian screen icon Dilip Kumar in July of this year, has reportedly not been doing well.
A family member, who has been by her side all this time, revealed that she was also experiencing a drop in oxygen levels and blood pressure but is now doing better.
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Banu's husband, Dilip Kumar, died at the age of 98 due to age-related health issues. He was given full state honours and his last rites saw a sea of fans and well-wishers paying respects on his final journey.