Dilip Kumar Health Update: 'Actor Is Doing Much Better'

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on August 2 after suffering from dehydration and urinary tract infection

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Dilip Kumar Health Update: 'Actor Is Doing Much Better'

Dilip Kumar last featured in 1988 movie Qila (Image courtesy: Dilip Kumar)

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. "He has no fever, no breathlessness," said an official
  2. "He is conscious, creatinine levels have come down," said an official
  3. He was admitted to the same hospital in December last year
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on August 2 after suffering from dehydration and urinary tract infection, is recovering well, tweeted a family friend of the actor on his behalf. "Dilip Saab is doing much better now. Please remember him in your prayers. The excellent team of doctors and staff of Lilavati Hospital along with Saira Baaji are caring for Dilip Saab," read the tweets on the actor's Twitter handle. Ajaykumar Pandey, Vice President of Lilavati Hospital, told news agency PTI that the 94-year-old actor's health is now stable and that he will be kept under observation in the intensive care unit (ICU) for the next two-three days. "He is better than yesterday (Saturday). He is not on dialysis, not on ventilator. Kidney functions are improving," Jalal D Parker, one of the doctors, told news agency IANS.
 
 

Dilip Kumar is being treated by cardiologist Nitin Gokhale and nephrologist Arun Shah at the hospital.

The legendary actor has been admitted to the hospital several times in the last few years. In 2016, Dilip Kumar was hospitalized twice. On December 11, he celebrated his 94th birthday at the hospital, pictures of which were posted on his Twitter account.
 

Dilip Kumar has been married to actress Saira Banu since 1966. They have co-starred in films like Sagina, Bairag and Sagina Mahato.

Dilip Kumar was born in Pakistan. His family moved to India when he was very young.

Dilip Kumar made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata. He is best known for his performance in films like Madhumati, Andaz, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur. He last featured in 1988 movie Qila, co-starring Rekha, Mukul Dev, Mamta Kulkarni, Smita Jaykar and Gulshan Grover.

In 1991, Dilip Kumar received the Padma Bhushan and he was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. In 2015, Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Dilip Kumar received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1993.

(With PTI inputs)

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