Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalized on Sunday after complaining of shortness of breath, is stable and not in ICU, his doctor Jalil Parkar confirmed with indianexpress.com.
Dilip Kumar’s wife and former actor Saira Banu had confirmed to us earlier today that he had been admitted to the Hinduja hospital. Saira Banu told indianexpress.com: “After experiencing shortness of breath, we took Dilip Sahab to the hospital in Khar Road at 8:30 am. Doctors are treating him and we have done some tests, we are waiting for reports. Please pray for him that he is feeling better and that we can get him home soon.”
Later, a tweet emerged from Dilip Kumar’s official address. It read: “Dilip Sahab has been admitted to non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and examinations. He has had periods of shortness of breath. A team of health professionals led by Dr. Nitin Gokhale takes care of him. Please keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe.”
Dilip Sahab has been admitted to the non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and examinations. He has had periods of shortness of breath. A team of health professionals led by Dr. Nitin Gokhale takes care of him.
Keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe.
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) June 6, 2021
Politician Sharad Pawar said he visited Dilip Kumar to check on him. He wrote in a tweet: “Today legendary actor Shri Dilip Kumarji visited Khar Hinduja hospital to check his health and treatment, with veteran actress Smt Saira Banu. Wishing Shri Dilip Kumarji a speedy recovery and good health !”
The 98-year-old actor was also hospitalized last month and was later released. He spent two days at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai after some of his health indicators were out of order.
Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Mohammed Yusuf Khan, is considered one of the best actors in Indian cinema. He was last seen in the 1998 film Qila.