Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to a hospital on Sunday, October 7. The 95-year-old actor is being treated for recurrent pneumonia. Recurrent pneumonia is defined as 3 or more episodes of pneumonia in a lifetime or 2 or more episodes within a six-month period. The most common symptoms are cough, wheeze, dyspnea, and chest discomfort.
Faisal Farooqui, who tweets on behalf of the thespian, gave a health update on the ailing actor via Twitter. “Want to inform you Dilip Kumar has been admitted to hospital last night. He is being treated for recurrent pneumonia. Praying. Will keep you updated on Twitter,” Farooqui tweeted on Monday.
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Last week, amidst reports that Dilip Kumar’s deteriorating health, Udaya Tara Nayar, compiler of the actor’s autobiography, had told IANS: “He is as well as he can be at his age… He is well looked after by his wife Saira Banu.”
Last month, after Dilip Kumar was discharged from the hospital, family friend Faisal Farooqui, who manages his Twitter account, wrote that the actor is back home and is doing “much better”. Saira Banu had also updated his fans about his condition. “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,” Saira Banu had previously told.
Dilip Kumar, one of India’s most iconic actors, has appeared in some classics like “Kohinoor”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Shakti”, “Naya Daur” and “Ram Aur Shyam”. His last silver screen appearance was in the 1998 film “Qila”.