Dilip Kumar to be discharged from hospital today


Saira Banu, veteran actress and wife of legendary actor Dilip Kumar updated about Kumar's health to the media. She informed that he is recovering and needs to take rest for a long time. He is likely to be discharged today. 

"He has to overcome the problem and it will take some time. But he is recovering. This morning he got up and had tea. He needs to rest. I thank all the fans and well wishers for their prayers and request them to continue with it," Saira Banu told . She also informed that he will be discharged soon.

Dilip Kumar continues to remain in the ICU but his condition is stable. "He (Dilip Kumar) is recovering. He is still in ICU and is under observation... but all is well. There is nothing to worry”, informed sources. 

"He has to overcome the problem and it will take some time. But he is recovering. This morning he got up and had tea. He needs to rest. I thank all the fans and well wishers for their prayers and request them to continue with it," Saira Banu told . She also informed that e will be discherged soon.

The iconic actor was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on Sunday following uneasiness but now his condition is much stable.

Lilavati Hospital spokesperson Dr Naresh Trivedi said after he was admitted to hospital, "Dilip Kumar has been admitted to our hospital, he is in the intensive care unit (ICU) and his condition is stable".

He suffered a  massive heart attack and was rushed to Lilavati hospital on Sunday. "He is aging and has suffered from massive heart attack of the inferior wall," said a source in the hospital.

Mr Kumar is under the supervision of cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale on the 6th floor in the Intensive Care Unit.

"Inferior wall heart attacks are of severe type, " said a doctor. 

"The attack happens when a portion of the heart is cut off of blood supply. Blood supply to the arteries supplying blood to inferior wall can occur due to deposition of fat plaque. Inferior wall is smaller in size hence the impact is huge. Such attacks happen due to multiple reasons including ageing. Surgery might not be a viable option at such an old age and therefore treating doctors might opt for conservative treatment with drugs," said Dr Narendra Bansal, head of cardiology at state-run JJ Hospital in Byculla.

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

Dilip Kumar, 90, is a noted Bollywood actor who delivered many hits and won many awards for his exceptional work. Known as the ‘King of Tragedy’, Dilip Kumar delivered classics like Devdas, Madhumati, Mughal-e-Azam and Ganga Jamuna and list goes on.

He won many Filmfare awards and honored with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

He was also a Rajya Sabha member from 2000 to 2006.

We wish Dilip Kumar a speedy recovery!


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