Dilip Kumar hospitalised following fever and swollen leg


Days ahead of his 94th birthday, veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been hospitalised at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday night. The actor complained of swelling in his right leg and had a fever, after which his wife Saira Banui rushed him to the hospital.

Confirming the same, the yesteryear actress told a leading publication, “I was anyway planning to take him for a routine check-up, but the swelling alarmed me. He was also complaining of cold and cough. I don’t ignore anything even remotely suspicious when it comes to Dilip saab’s health.”

Saira Banu added that the actor is under observation and is said to be stable. “The doctors are examining him; he’s under observation. He’s very comfortable with the team here. I just hope there is nothing serious. Inshallah, I will take him home before his birthday on Sunday,” she said.

This is the second time that Dilip Kumar has been admitted in the hospital this year. In April, the actor was diagnosed with pneumonia. He had trouble breathing and his white blood cells had shot up. But he made a quick recovery in two days and his wife tweeted that the he was doing well after treatment.

Dilip Kumar is popular as the tragedy king of Bollywood and has worked in many popular films, including ‘Devdas’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Ganga Jamuna’, ‘Naya Daur’ and ‘Madhumati’ among others. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.