However, Big B says their hearts are ‘together’. "Devoid of any celebration, devoid of presence, just devoid...Wife away out of country, children travelling ..but hearts together (sic)," Big B tweeted.

The couple got married on June 3, 1973 and has two children - son Abhishek and daughter Shweta. While Abhishek is married to actress Aishwarya Rai and they have daughter named Aaradhya, Shweta is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda and have son Agastya Nanda and daughter Navya Naveli Nanda.

Abhishek expressed his love towards his parents on Twitter on Tuesday morning by posting a photograph and captioning it, "My parents' anniversary today. 41 years and still going strong! Love you guys."

Big B, who has worked with wife Jaya in films including ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Chupke Chupke’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Silsila’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, thanked fans for sending in wishes."And to all that wish for the anniversary...many thanks for the all of you," he tweeted.

On his blog, he wrote: "The lavishness of the coming together, the energy and the protocol, the submission to custom and ritual...and suddenly there is another member among you...they are referred to as the 'ardhangini', the half of the body that you possess.


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