The 95-year-old legend of Hindi cinema has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital.
Veteran Dilip Kumar in hospital, recovering from chest infection
Mumbai - 05 Sep 2018 18:30 IST
Updated : 19:09 IST
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital earlier today after he developed a chest infection.
The official twitter account of Dilip Kumar, which is managed by his wife Saira Banu, posted the information on social media.
Saab has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital as he was bit uneasy due to a chest infection. He’s recuperating. Requesting your duas and prayers. -FF— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) September 5, 2018
Two hours later, Faisal Farooqui, a close friend of the family, tweeted that this was a routine visit owing to age-related ailments. Dilip Kumar is 95.
Farooqui's tweet suggested that the veteran was rushed to hospital after he 'complained of breathlessness'. However, it also suggested that there is no need for worry as the actor has been 'routinely visiting the hospital for overall health and care'.
.@TheDilipKumar has been admitted to Lilavati after he complained of breathlessness. Due to advance age, Saab has been routinely visiting the hospital for overall health care and health management. 1/2— Faisal Farooqui (@faisalMouthshut) September 5, 2018
A source close to the veteran said, “He has contracted pneumonia again, but there is nothing to worry. At his age, it is a common ailment. I am told he is doing fine now. He is usually taken care of by [cardiologist] Dr Nitin Gokhale at Lilavati hospital. Dilip saheb will stay in the hospital tonight and if he recovers fast, he should be discharged tomorrow or on Friday.”