Veteran actor Dilip Kumar admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra
The actor will be under observation for at least two more days (Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu)

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday evening due to dehydration and urinary tract infection, is recovering well.

The 94-year-old was rushed to the hospital in suburban Bandra yesterday evening by family members.

“He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in hospital today. The doctors here are taking good care of him,” Kumar’s wife Saira Banu told PTI.

According to reports, the thespian will be kept under observation for at least two days, during which he will be administered antibiotics via an IV drip.

Kumar, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan, has given memorable performances in films like “Andaz”, “Aan”, “Madhumati”, “Devdas”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Ganga Jamuna”, “Kranti”, “Karma” and others. His last film was “Qila” that released in 1998.

Known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, Kumar was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema, in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award, in 2015.

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