Dilip Kumar’s condition critical, suffers renal failure

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was rushed to Lilavati hospital on Wednesday, remains to be critical. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner suffers renal failure.

Saira Banu's manager Murshid told IANS, "Dilip Sir is doing well. He will remain under observation for a couple of days. Sairaji (his wife and actress) is with him."

The legendary actor was taken to the hospital after he suffered dehydration, the hospital sources said, "He was admitted with dehydration. He is stable," Ravishankar, CEO of the facility at Bandra West, told IANS last night.

Due to old age, the 94-year-old actor has been unwell for many years. Earlier today, Saira Banu told PTI, "He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in hospital today. The doctors here are taking good care of him."

This afternoon, Indian Express quoted hospital sources as saying, "Dilip Kumar is completely stable and the only major issue was dehydration. Since dehydration also affects kidney and other organs momentarily he suffered minor urinary issues, otherwise, there is no major complication."

The actor was moved back to the ICU for medication.

"He will be shifted to ICU today for a couple of hours. We need to administer antibiotics through IV drip which can only be given in the ICU. We will observe him for a while and based on recovery we will shift him back to the normal room," the report quoted a source from the Lilavati Hospital as saying.

The actor's niece, Shaheen, posted a throwback photo of Dilip Kumar along with his family and thanked all for their best wishes, she wrote#"Yusuf uncle is at Lilavati hispital Mumbai he will be well soon (sic). Thank you for all the care and wishes".

Here’s wishing the thespian a speedy recovery!