Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday night. According to ANI reports, he had complained of fever and swelling in his right leg.
Kumar, 93, was rushed to the hospital in suburban Bandra, in the morning hours.
“He had swelling in his right leg and we wanted to get it investigated properly. So we took him to the hospital. Also, he undergoes routine check up every few months and that is being done as well,” the actor’s wife Saira Banu told PTI.
Feeling much better now. Was admitted to Lilavati hospital for routine checkup. Your prayers are with me. pic.twitter.com/ii3nCMJG3f— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 7, 2016
A wonderful team of doctors here along with my personal physicians Dr. S Ghokale, Dr. Nitin Ghokale and Dr. R. Sharma. pic.twitter.com/cYeX4wWHSZ— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 7, 2016
Health is wealth said somebody. Mein aap sabhi ka mashkoor hoon ki aapne hamesha apni dua'on mein mujhe yaad rakha. pic.twitter.com/dWzxDpQiUa— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 7, 2016
“He is doing fine...There is nothing to worry. His blood test was done this morning,” she said. The veteran actor will be turning 94 on December 11 and Saira hopes he is back home by then. “Doctors are examining him well. I hope and pray that he will be at home on his birthday,” she said.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital yesterday after he complained of swelling in his right leg & had fever— ANI (@ANI_news) December 7, 2016
This is the second time the actor was admitted at the same hospital; on April 15, he had taken ill with pneumonia. Kumar had trouble breathing and his white blood cells had shot up. However, he made a quick recovery in two days. His wife and veteran actor, Saira Banu told fans on Twitter that the actor was doing well after treatment.
The actor was born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan but adopted the screen name Dilip Kumar. In a career spanning over six decades, he gave hits like Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam, Karma and others. He was crowned as the tragedy king for playing a doomed lover in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar, Jogan and others.
He was last seen in the film Qila in 1998. Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015. Earlier, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu also recently completed 50 years of marriage together on October 10.
(With inputs from PTI)
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