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Dilip Kumar improving, will be in the hospital for a few more days: Hospital official

Assuring fans that the actor is “doing well” Lilavati Hospital’s vice president Ajaykumar Pandey said Dilip Kumar will be in the hospital for a few more days.

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2017 14:36 IST
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Dilip Kumar was admitted in Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai on August 2.(Twitter)

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who is being treated for dehydration and kidney-related ailments, is recovering but is still kept in the ICU for observation, a senior official said Monday.

The 94-year-old actor was admitted to the Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on August 2 due to dehydration and urinary tract infection.

“He is improving. He is doing fine. His creatinine levels have reduced. He is not on ventilator but is in the ICU. Due to the age factor, we have to keep him under observation,” Lilavati Hospital’s vice president Ajaykumar Pandey said.

“He will be in the hospital for a few more days,” Pandey said.

The 94-year-old actor has faced several medical complications in the recent years. Kumar was hospitalised last April for fever and nausea. He was again admitted to Lilavati in December for swelling in his right leg.

He was last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998. Known as the Tragedy King, Kumar has acted in over 65 films in his career 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).

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First Published: Aug 07, 2017 14:07 IST