Dilip Kumar hospitalised due to kidney complications, is stable

Yesteryear superstar Dilip Kumar, 94, was rushed to Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday owing to kidney complications and dehydration.
Dilip Kumar is 94 years old.
Dilip Kumar is 94 years old.
Updated on Aug 02, 2017 09:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Yesteryear superstar Dilip Kumar was rushed to Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday owing to kidney complications and dehydration.

Doctors said he is stable and currently recuperating in the general ward. “There is no cause of concern.”

“The major reason of his admission was dehydration, which simultaneously impacts other organs as well,” doctors at the hospital said.

The 94-year-old Bollywood actor has been facing medical complications in recent years. Last year, he was hospitalised in April due to fever and nausea, and in December to treat a swelling in his right leg.

Kumar has acted in over 65 films in his career spanning over six decades and is known for his iconic roles in movies like Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986).

He is also honored with Padma Bhushan in 1991, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and India’s second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, in 2015.

The Government of Pakistan has honoured him with its highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1997.

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