Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a city hospital here, continues to remain stable and under observation, his wife Saira Banu said on Saturday (July 3).
”Sahab is much better. We are still in the ICU. He is very stable and very well today. (Need) Prayers to get him out of here hale and hearty. Let us get out of the woods, we are still in the woods”, Banu told PTI.
The 76-year-old veteran also thanked fans and well-wishers for their unending care and support for Kumar.
Kumar’s breathlessness is also under control. However, he will continue to remain in the hospital for a day or two.
“His breathlessness seems to be under control. He is still being kept under observation (in ICU) that is what the family wants. Looking at his age and all they want to make sure he is problem free before he leaves from here, a hospital source told PTI.
The 98-year-old legendary actor was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, on Tuesday, to “address medical issues” related to old age after he complained of “breathlessness”.
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)