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Indian actor Dilip Kumar hospitalized amid episodes of breathlessness

  • Published at 09:13 am June 6th, 2021
Dilip Kumar
A file photo of Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu Twitter

The screen icon was admitted to the same hospital last month for a regular health check-up

Legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital on Sunday morning after experiencing “episodes of breathlessness”.

Kumar, 98, was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-Covid-19 facility, around 8:30am, said his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu.

“He was unwell today morning and had breathlessness. He is now here at Khar Hinduja non-Covid hospital for investigations,” Banu told PTI.

According to an update posted on Kumar’s official Twitter handle, the actor has been admitted to the medical facility for routine tests and investigations.

“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 tweet read.

The actor is currently being treated by a team of senior doctors, including Cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale and Pulmonologist Dr Jalil Parkar at the hospital. They are closely monitoring his condition, reports NDTV.

The 98-year-old screen icon was admitted to the same hospital last month for a regular health check-up 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.

"Stay indoors as much as possible," he requested his fans in a separate post.

Last year, Dilip Kumar's brothers Ehsan Khan, 90, and Aslam Khan, 88, both died of Covid-19 in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.

Kumar, who made acting debut with “Jwar Bhata” in 1944, has appeared in several iconic films in his career spanning over five decades, including “Kohinoor”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Devdas”, “Naya Daur”, “Ram Aur Shyam”, among others.

He was last seen on the big screen in “Qila” in 1998.

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