Actor Dilip Kumar is stable, being treated for dehydration, say Mumbai doctors

Kumar was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after his kidney complications became a cause of worry.

mumbai Updated: Aug 03, 2017 12:22 IST
Sadaguru Pandit
Sadaguru Pandit
Hindustan Times
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Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who is 94, years old(Hindustan Times)

Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, on Wednesday with kidney-related complications, will be shifted to the Intensive Care Unit ICU today. Doctors said that he will stay there for a couple of hours to receive medication through intravenous drip.

Kumar was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after his kidney complications became a cause of worry. However, doctors have said that diagnosis has shown that it was normal age-related complications. “The patient is completely stable and the only major issue was dehydration. Since dehydration also affects the kidneys and other organs, he momentarily suffered some minor urinary issues. There is no major complication,” said the doctor treating him.

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“He had dinner with his family yesterday night, and will be shifted to the ICU today for a couple of hours. We need to administer antibiotics through an IV drip, which can only be given in the ICU. We will observe him for a while, and based on his recovery, we will shift him back to the normal room,” doctors added.

The 94-year-old veteran actor has been facing medical complications in recent years. In April last year, he needed hospitalisation after fever and nausea. In December, he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital to treat the swelling in his right leg.s

Kumar has acted in over 65 films during 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 was honoured with the 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 also honoured him with its highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1997.

First Published: Aug 03, 2017 12:06 IST