Legendary actor Dilip Kumar hospitalised

New Age Online Desk | Published: 17:16, Jun 06,2021


Dilip Kumar. — Verified Twitter Account

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to the PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai of India on Sunday morning after he complained of breathlessness.

A tweet from the actor’s verified Twitter account said ‘Dilip Sahab has been admitted to non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and investigations. He’s had episodes of breathlessness. A team of healthcare workers led by Dr. Nitin Gokhale is attending to him. Please keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe.’

NDTV reported that the 98-year-old actor was admitted to the hospital last month as well for his regular health checkup and was discharged two days later.

The actor is currently under the care of a team of senior doctors, Cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale and Pulmonologist Dr Jalil Parkar, at the hospital.

Before the imposition of the nationwide-lockdown in March last year, actor Dilip Kumar revealed that he and his wife, actress Saira Banu, were under ‘complete isolation and quarantine’ as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.

In a separate post, he requested his fans to ‘stay indoors as much as possible’.

Last year, Dilip Kumar’s brothers Ehsan Khan, 90, and Aslam Khan, 88, both COVID-positive, were admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital for treatment, where they died, reported NDTV.

Dilip Kumar is best-known for his performances in classics such as Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Shakti, Naya Daur and Ram Aur Shyam, to name a few. He was last seen in the 1998 film Qila.

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