Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu on Nimmi’s Death: A Deep Feeling of Personal Loss


Mumbai: Bollywood icons Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu mourned actress Nimmi and said her death felt like a deep sense of personal loss.

Nimmi died on Wednesday evening at her residence in the city. She was 88 years old and had been sick for some time. Your last rights will take place on Thursday afternoon.

A tweet from Dilip Kumar’s grasp read: “Message from Saira Banu Khan: Dilip Sahab and I feel a deep sense of personal loss when our beloved #Nimmiji dies”. #Nimmi ji was my oldest. She has always had close contacts with Sahab and me through her beautiful, loving, productive, handwritten personal letters in Urdu. “

The tweet also mentioned that Nimmi had a good time with Saira’s mother Naseem Banu.

“#Nimmi ji had a good time with my mother #NaseemBanu and through my mother and my husband I established a bond with her. Such Stalwarts are rare. Nimmi ji is missing. May Allah bless her with Jannat. I have tears in mine Eyes as I dictate this @faisalmouthshut, “the tweet said.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Nimmi worked in films with most of the top actors, especially the Bollywood triumvirate of the time – Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. One of her earliest releases was Fali Mistry’s “Sazaa” with Dev Anand in 1951. In the same year she worked with Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar in Nitin Bose’s “Deedar”.

Her other notable films include “Uran Khatola (1955) starring Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar-Kishore Kumar star” Bhai-Bhai (1956) “, Sohrab Modis” Kundan “(1955) and Rajendra Kumar star” Mere Mehboob “(1963)) and” Akashdeep “(1965).

Her memorable works include Mehboob Khan’s “Amar” (1954) with Dilip Kumar and Madhubala and Raja Nawathe’s “Basant Bahar” (1956) with Bharat Bhushan.

Nimmi’s last release was K. Asif’s belated “Love And God,” a retelling of the Laila Majnu story. Asif started the project in 1963 and the film was released long after his death in 1986 after several changes in the cast and crew. The released film starred Sanjeev Kumar and Nimmi.