Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a city hospital here, has shown improvement in his health, his wife Saira Banu said on Monday (July 5).
Taking to the official Twitter handle, Banu asked his fans to pray for the actor so that he is discharged from the hospital “soon.”
“We are grateful for God’s infinite mercy on Dilip Sahib that his health is improving. We are still in hospital and request your prayers and duas so that Insha’Allah he is healthy and discharged soon,” the tweet read.
We are grateful for God's infinite mercy on Dilip Sahib that his health is improving. We are still in hospital and request your prayers and duas so that Insha’Allah he is healthy and discharged soon. Saira Banu Khan
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) July 5, 2021
The 98-year-old screen icon was admitted in suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility, last week to address age-related “medical issues” days after being discharged from the same hospital.
Kumar was earlier admitted to the same hospital on June 6 due to episodes of breathlessness.
He was discharged from Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital after undergoing pleural aspiration procedure on June 11. The star went through a pleural aspiration procedure, to get fluid removed from his lungs.
The Hindi cinema veteran was then diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion — a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days.
Kumar’s career spans over five decades with hits like Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Ram Aur Shyam. His last big-screen appearance was the 1998 film Qila.
(With inputs from PTI)