Themorningbellbd.com desk, December 7: Dilip Kumar, 93, Hospitalised: ‘Feeling Much Better,’ Tweeted Actor Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised after he experienced a swelling in his right leg and fever, said that he is “feeling much better” in tweet updates on Wednesday morning. Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital, reported news agency ANI.
Dilip Kumar’s wife, actress Saira Banu can be seen helping him to a cuppa in one of the pictures taken at the hospital. This is the second time Dilip Kumar has been hospitalised this year. On April 16, he was admitted to the same Mumbai hospital after complaining of respiratory problems, when he was visited by actors like Aamir Khan.
The doctors discharged Dilip Kumar after ensuring his health was stable on April 21. Dilip Kumar has been in and out of hospital over the last two years. Dilip Kumar will turn 94 in a few days.
Saira Banu’s manager Murshid confirmed the news of his hospitalisation in a statement to news agency IANS. “Dilip Kumar has been hospitalised today (Wednesday) morning. He complained of swelling in his right leg,” said Murshid. Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu married in 1966.
Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan and is best admired for films like Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur. He was last seen in 1998 film Qila.
Dilip Kumar was honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2015. He also received the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He is also the recipient of the first Filmfare Best Actor award for his 1956 film Azaad. Dilip Kumar is the record holder of most Filmfare Best Actor awards – eight – a spot he shares with Shah Rukh Khan. In 1993, Dilip Kumar was also honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award.