Dilip Kumar recovering, will be in hospital for some more time


Mumbai, April 18: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is suffering from respiratory problems, is recovering well but doctors said he will have to stay in the hospital for another four days.

Kumar, 93, was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra early morning on Saturday.

“He is much better than at the time of admission. He is recovering well,” said Dr Jalil Parkar, who is attending to him along with other doctors.

When asked how long he will be in the hospital, Parkar said, “May be another four-five days.”

Kumar’s wife, actress Saira Banu had earlier said that the actor was hospitalised as he was suffering from high fever, chest infection and respiratory problems. “Oral drugs would not act as fast as the IV injections, the doctors advised. Hence it became necessary to shift him to a hospital. He is recovering well and is stable by the grace of God and the care of the doctors treating him,” Saira said.

The legendary actor, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan, acted in many superhit films during his six-decade long career such as “Madhumati”, “Devdas”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Ganga Jamuna”, “Ram Aur Shyam” and “Karma”.

He was last seen on-screen in the film “Qila” in 1998. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

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