Dilip Kumar health stable, likely to be discharged within ‘three to four days’


Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to a hospital on Sunday after experiencing episodes of breathlessness, is stable and should be discharged within “three to four days”, Dr Jalil Parkar, the chest specialist treating the screen icon, said on Tuesday. The 98-year-old star was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility.  The actor was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion, which is the build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs. “He is stable. We will take a call on removing fluids tomorrow. He might get discharged in three to four days,” Parkar told PTI.

On Monday, Parkar said Kumar’s health had improved, with his oxygen saturation levels better and his breathing difficulty reduced.

Last evening, Kumar’s wife, veteran actor Saira Banu, also shared a note on his official Twitter account, thanking fans for their prayers and best wishes. “My husband, my Kohinoor, our Dilip Kumar Sahab’s health is stable and doctors have assured me that he should be discharged soon,’ the 76-year-old actor wrote.

Kumar, who made acting debut with “Jwar Bhata” in 1944, has appeared in several iconic films in his career spanning over five decades, such as “Kohinoor”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Devdas”, “Naya Daur”, “Ram Aur Shyam”, among others. He was last seen on the big screen in “Qila” in 1998.


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