Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to hospital here after breathing, is stable and could be discharged “in three to four days,” Dr. Jalil Parkar, a breast specialist who treats the screen icon, said Tuesday. Kumar, 98, has been being treated since Sunday at the Hinduja Hospital in Suburban Khar, which is not COVID-19.
The actor was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion, which is the accumulation of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs. “It’s stable. We’re going to call for fluid removal tomorrow. You may be discharged in three to four days,” Parkar told PTI.
On Monday, Parkar said Kumar’s health had improved, with a better level of oxygen saturation and reduced breathing difficulties.
Yesterday evening, Kumar’s wife, veteran actress Saira Banu also shared a note on her official Twitter account, thanking the fans for their best prayers and wishes. “My husband, my Kohinoor, the health of our Dilip Kumar Sahab is stable and the doctors have assured me that he will be discharged soon,” the 76-year-old actor wrote.
Banu shared his photo with Kumar from the hospital bed.
A veteran of Hindi cinema was admitted to the same hospital last month for a routine health examination.
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Kumar, who made his debut with “Jwar Bhata” in 1944, has appeared in several iconic films over his five decades, such as “Kohinoor”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Devdas”, “Naya Daur”. , “Ram Aur Shyam,” among others. He was last seen on the big screen in the movie “Qila” in 1998.