"Don't Believe WhatsApp Forwards": Dilip Kumar's Handle Tweets Health Update

"Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days," said a tweet on Dilip Kumar's official handle

'Don't Believe WhatsApp Forwards': Dilip Kumar's Handle Tweets Health Update

Dilip Kumar with Saira Banu in a throwback photo (courtesy TheDilipKumar)

Highlights

  • Dilip Kumar was hospitalised on Sunday morning
  • The actor was hospitalised after complaining of breathlessness
  • "Dilip Kumar is stable," said a tweet
New Delhi:

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, 98, is "stable" - said a tweet on the actor's official Twitter account, which is handled by his team and sometimes his wife Saira Banu. Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital on Sunday morning after he complained of breathlessness. A tweet late on Sunday night shared an update about the actor's health and along with a disclaimer about health rumours. Thanking fans and followers for best wishes, the tweet said Dilip Kumar should be discharged in a few days: "Don't believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days."

Here's the tweet shared on Dilip Kumar's Twitter late on Sunday night:

Dilip Kumar is under the guidance of Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Hinduja Hospital. On Monday afternoon, Mr Parkar shared a health update on the actor's health: "Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is on oxygen support, not on ventilator. He is stable. We are waiting for few test results to perform pleural aspiration," he said, reported news agency ANI.

On Sunday afternoon, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar visited Dilip Kumar at the Mumbai hospital. In a tweet, Mr Pawar wrote: "Visited legendary actor Shri Dilip Kumar ji at Khar Hinduja Hospital to check on his health and treatment, with veteran actress Smt Saira Banu. I wish Shri Dilip Kumar ji a speedy recovery and good health." He was photographed arriving at the hospital on Sunday:

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On Sunday morning, a tweet said the 98-year-old actor was admitted to a non-COVID hospital for routine check-up after he experienced breathlessness: "Dilip Sahab has been admitted to non-COVID PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and investigations. He's had episodes of breathlessness. A team of healthcare workers led by Dr Nitin Gokhale is attending to him. Please keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe."

In the past few years, Dilip Kumar has been in and out of the hospital for health complications and routine check-ups. The 98-year-old actor was admitted to the hospital last month as well for his routine check-up and was discharged two days later.

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, who married in 1966, have starred together in films such as Sagina Mahato, Chhoti Bahu and Duniya. Dilip Kumar, who was born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan, is best known for his starring roles in films like Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur in a career spanning over six-decades. Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994.