Lata Mangeshkar wishes quick recovery to Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to a Mumbai hospital late Wednesday, is still in the hospital and doctors say he may need dialysis. Lata Mangeshkar has tweeted her wishes for the legendary actor.

bollywood Updated: Aug 05, 2017 16:52 IST
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Actor Dilip Kumar in the Intensive Care Unit of Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Friday. Doctors say his condition is stable.(HT Photo)

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar wished a quick recovery to veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is currently being treated for kidney problems at a hospital.

She tweeted, “Mujhe news dekhkar pata chala ki Dilip Kumar ji ki tabiyat acchi nahi hai. Unki sehat mein jald sudhaar ho yehi meri Ishwar se prarthana. (I found out from news channels that Dilip Kumar is not well. Hope his health gets better soon. That is my only wish from God).”

Dilip, 94, was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday evening after he suffered dehydration and a urinary tract infection. One of the attending team of doctors told IANS on Friday that the actor’s health was not good as his creatinine and potassium levels were rising and haemoglobin was decreasing. He is under observation in the ICU, and doctors are considering putting him on dialysis. They have clarified that he is not on ventilator.

In a book by Nasreen Munni Kabir, Lata had spoken about her regret at not being able to sing for Dilip Kumar.

Lata shares a close bond with the actor and they have a mutual admiration for each other as artistes.

“Obviously, I cannot sing for any man but when I watch Dilip Kumar sing Madhuban mein Radhika naache re in ‘Kohinoor’, I can see the veins in his neck protruding. Dilip Kumar looks as though he is actually singing, not Rafi Sahib. If I had the chance, I would have happily sung for him,” she had said.

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First Published: Aug 05, 2017 16:52 IST