In Pics: Big B meets Dilip Kumar in hospital
Indian iconic actor Dilip Kumar who suffered a massive heart attack last week is recovering at Lilavati hospital and many well-known celebrities came to see him in the hops ital. Among them was megastar and a close friend of Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan. Big B visits Dilip Kumar on Monday.
"Out of the ICU, it's good to be in the hospital suite
and have @SrBachchan as a visitor," Dilip saab posted on Twitter
along with a picture of himself with Big B, wife Saira Banu and brother-in-law
"Mr. Bachchan came to meet Dilip Kumar today around 7 pm. They chatted for around half an hour. As far as Dilip Kumar's health is concerned he is absolutely fine and he now desperately wants to go back home," Udaya Tara Nayar, Dilip Kumar's close friend, told news agency IANS.
Soon after the visit, Mr Bachchan wrote about the visit on his blog. "I had never met him so ... in bed, in hospital, ailing and troubled and harassed by all the medical fuss around him .. Dilip Kumar !! the great thespian, the wonder of Indian cinema, the ultimate performer in my eyes, lying there in Lilavati Hospital, recovering from a recent mild heart attack!" Big B wrote.
"He seemed cheerful .. at least when he saw me ... Saira ji warned me that he had been quite irritable and non cooperative throughout the day, and so to excuse any kind of untoward behaviour that he may dole out to me ... but he was gracious and kind .. repeatedly he kept saying 'wah<' 'wah' and then slipping into repetitions of Allah," Mr Bachchan added.
On September 20, Mr Bachchan had posted on Facebook that he would soon visit the actor in the hospital. "Dilip Kumar Saheb remains stable and well. Am in touch with Saira ji. Shall be visiting him in Hospital, as soon as he is allowed visitors .. our prayers and duas for his speedy recovery," Big B wrote.
Amitabh Bachchan had worked with Dilip Saab together in Shakti. Big B said Dilip Kumar is an inspiration.
"He has been an inspiration not just for me but I am certain to thousands of those that have ever dreamt of facing a camera for the art form called cinema. His presence his aura and his dedication to film shall be documented as 'before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar'," Mr Bachchan had once written in his blog.
Dilip Kumar, 90, who has been in ICU, was shifted to the general ward on Sunday recently. He will be discharged in couple of days.
String of celebrities like Farida Jalal, Asha Parekh, Raza Murad, Salman Khan to name a few visisted Dilip Kumar in hospital.