Dilip Kumar recovering from illness in hospital; to be discharged soon

By: | Published: December 8, 2014 3:25 PM

Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to a hospital two days ago for chest infection, is recuperating and will be discharged in next 3-4 days, said the doctors treating him.

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to a hospital two days ago for chest infection, is recuperating and will be discharged in next 3-4 days, said the doctors treating him.

“He has not had fever in the last 24 hours and his condition is much better now. There is also improvement in the lung infection and he is on the road to recovery. He will be going home in next 3-4 days,” Dr Jalil Parkar, a well known Pulmonologist from Lilavati hospital, told PTI.

Parkar said that Kumar’s investigation parameters like X-Ray and Blood tests have proved improvement in his physical health.

“We have also noted his radiological and clinical improvement. We never felt the need to keep him in the Intensive Care Unit,” he said.

Parkar added that Kumar, 91, is being treated by a panel of doctors, including Dr Nitin Gokhale, a cardiologist, Dr Kirti Updadhyay, a nephrologist and Dr Vinay Chavan, a neurologist.

The acting legend was admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening, after complaining of breathlessness and cold.
A team of doctors, on performing a check-up found out that he was suffering from a chest infection called bronchopneumonia.

The actor was hospitalised in September last year after he suffered a silent heart attack.

Kumar, known as the ‘King of Tragedy’, essayed iconic roles in classics like ‘Devdas’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Ganga Jamuna’.

Born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (now in Pakistan), his acting career spanned six decades and over 60 films.

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