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Dilip Kumar’s family friend assures that the actor is fine, asks not to spread rumours

Dilip Kumar’s family friend Faisal Farooqui rubbished media reports claiming that the 95-year-old actor was being treated for lung infection at his residence.

bollywood Updated: Oct 30, 2018 09:32 IST
Press Trust of India
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Dilip Kumar’s family friend assured his fans that the actor is in good health.(Twitter)

A family friend of screen legend Dilip Kumar, Faisal Farooqui on Monday refuted reports that the actor has again contracted “lung infection”. The 95-year-old actor was last month admitted to a hospital for treatment for mild pneumonia.

Farooqui rubbished a couple of reports claiming that Kumar was being treated for the ailment at his residence. “This news is not true. @TheDilipKumar is fine. Pls don’t spread rumors. Dilip Kumar sahab is doing well- at home in the company of his loved ones. -FF,” he tweeted from the actor’s official Twitter account.

Farooqui also called out an online portal for spreading “mischievous posting and fake commentary” about Kumar’s health.

The veteran actor was being treated for recurrent pneumonia earlier and was discharged from the Lilavati hospital on October 11. Kumar’s Faisal shared the news on the actor’s official Twitter handle.

“Allah ka shukr hai @TheDilipKumar Saab hospital se discharge hogaye aur abhi ghar pohoch gaye hain. (Thank God Dilip Kumar saab has been discharged from the hospital and reached home),” the tweet read. Doctors have advised complete rest and isolation to Kumar for a few days to prevent infection, Farooqui added in the post.

Known as the ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, Dilip Kumar has given memorable performances in films such as Andaz, Aan, Madhumati, Devdas and Mughal-e-Azam. He is married to former Bollywood actor Saira Banu who shared the screen with him in the film Bairaag.

(With HT inputs)

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First Published: Oct 30, 2018 08:21 IST