New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to hospital last night. He has once again been diagnosed with pneumonia. Faisal Farooqui, a family friend shared the news on Twitter. He is handling Dilip Kumar’s social media account on his behalf.
He wrote: “Want to inform you @TheDilipKumar has been admitted to hospital last night. He’s being treated for recurrent pneumonia.
His better half Saira Banu had told PTI a few days back, “He is alright. He has come back from the hospital and is recuperating at home as he had two bouts of pneumonia. He is with his doctor and nursing staff. He is getting better by god’s grace”.
A few days back, he complained of a chest infection and was hit by mild pneumonia. The thespian was admitted to Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.
Last year too, Dilip Kumar had been admitted to hospital for a week. Later he was visited by Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra at home who checked on his well-being.
The thespian was last seen on the big screens in 1998 release ‘Qila’. The actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. He is known for his path-breaking performances in blockbuster films like ‘Devdas’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam, ‘Ganga Jumna’, and ‘Karma’, to name a few.