The legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the hospital a few days earlier after complaining of breathing problems, will be discharged from the PD Hindu Hospital in Mumbai today, Dr. Jalil Parkar, a pulmonologist treating the actor, has confirmed the news.
The 98-year-old screen icon was admitted to a Hindu-based Hindu Hospital in Suburban Khar on a non-COVID-19 facility on Sunday.
Kumar, who was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion, accumulating excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs, underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure on Wednesday.
The veteran actor was scheduled to be discharged on Thursday but a family member of Faisal Farooqui said he had decided to rest for a day at Kumar Hospital.
“He’s stable and is resting in the hospital.
There was an opportunity to be discharged today but the family and doctors decided that we should let him rest in the hospital for another day, ”he said.
The veteran Indian filmmaker, whose career spanned five decades with hits like “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Devdas”, “Naya Daur” and “Ram Aur Shyam”, was admitted to hospital last month for regular health care.
Kumar’s last big screen appearance was the 1998 film “Qila”.
– With entries by Joyeeta Mitra Suvarna