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Dilip Kumar in ICU, kidney function affected

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar shifted back to ICU for medication.
Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi August 04, 2017 14:45 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra yesterday due to dehydration and urinary tract infection, has now been shifted back to ICU for further treatment. 

Earlier, Dilip's wife and actress Saira Banu sharing the health update of the actor informed that he is recovering well. Saira said, ''He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in hospital today. The doctors here are taking good care of him."

The 94-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night. "He was admitted with dehydration. He is stable," Ravishankar, CEO of the facility at Bandra West said. Dilip Kumar has been ailing due to age-related problems in recent years. He had been running a fever for two days, a family friend, Udaya Tara Nayar, said. 

Last seen on the big screen in "Qila" in 1998, the actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

 

Known for films like "Devdas", "Mughal-E-Azam" and "Karma", Dilip Kumar got married to Saira -- over 20 years younger to him -- in 1966.