Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital on Sunday morning after he complained of breathlessness. A tweet from the actor’s verified Twitter account, handled by his manager, shared an update on the actor’s health. “Dilip Sahab has been admitted to non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and investigations. He’s had episodes of breathlessness. A team of healthcare workers led by Dr Nitin Gokhale is attending to him. Please keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe.
The actor is currently under the care of a team of senior doctors, Cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale and Pulmonologist Dr Jalil Parkar, at the hospital. They are closely monitoring his condition. The 98-year-old actor was admitted to the hospital last month as well for his regular health checkup and was discharged two days later
Before the imposition of the nationwide-lockdown in March last year, actor Dilip Kumar revealed that he and his wife, actress Saira Banu, were under “complete isolation and quarantine” as a precautionary measure against coronavirus. In a separate post, he requested his fans to “stay indoors as much as possible.
Last year, Dilip Kumar’s brothers Ehsan Khan, 90, and Aslam Khan, 88, both Covid-positive, were admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital for treatment, where they died.
Kumar started his career in 1944 with the film Jwar Bhata and went on to appear in several hits including Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam in a career spanning five decades. He was last seen on the film screen in 1998 in the film Qila.
He received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor 8 times for the best performance. He has also been honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor of Hindi cinema. In 2015, the government also gave him the Padma Bhushan, the country’s second highest honor.