Dilip Kumar who has been admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday following an uneasiness and breathlessness due to a chest infection has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Saira Banu said in a statement, “He is doing better now. The medical reports are saying a small patch of pneumonia is there. God willing, he will be out of it soon. But he is doing fine.”
Yesterday, his friend Faisal Farooqui shared an update on his health. He took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter and wrote, “@TheDilipKumar has been admitted to Lilavati after he complained of breathlessness. Due to an advanced age, Saab has been routinely visiting the hospital for overall health care and health management.”
His another tweet reads, “Allah is kind that He has blessed @TheDilipKumar Saab with such wonderful family, friends, well-wishers and the prayers of millions of people all over the world. Pls keep him in your prayers.”
Dilip is one of the most respected and talented actors of the Hindi cinema. He has delivered spectacular performances in movies like Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Gunga Jamuna (1961) and Devdas (1955). The veteran actor received Padma Bhushan in 1991. He was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Pakistan’s Nishan-e-Imtiaz Award.
Earlier, he got hospitalised due to the kidney infection. Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan visited him and also prayed for his speedy recovery.