Press Trust Of India
January 01, 2012 15:39 IST
Wishing his fans a wonderful start to the new year, veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar says that the new beginning brings back old memories to him.
"I am wishing all of you a wonderful start to 2012 and pray that the year gives us pleasant times and many, many
reasons to smile and feel on top of the world each day of the year," Kumar wrote on his blog.
The actor, who turned 89 last month, also remembered his
wife, Saira Banu's mother on her birth anniversary.
"Personally, it is not just the beginning of a new year
for me. It is replete with beautiful memories. It is Saira's
mother Naseem Banuji's (Appaji) birthday and my thoughts turn
to her and the way she made a difference to our lives.
"My thoughts turn right now to Appaji and the quiet,
unobtrusive way she made sure I was living the life that even
a king would have envied. She was the epitome of beauty, grace
and refinement and it reflected in her speech and manners," he
The actor also said how his mother-in-law would make the
first day of the year special for everyone by giving some
"Appaji always made January 1 special not for herself but
for all of us by giving us a lovely day with some gorgeous
"Saira and I have accepted the will of God and learned to
live without her but not a day passes without our thoughts
recapturing her contribution to the strength of our marriage
and love for each other. Appaji, we love you," he added.