#MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.
The information was given by the actor’s family friend Faisal Farooqui (who manages Kumar’s Twitter handle). According to his tweet, the 95-year-old was feeling “bit uneasy” as a result of a chest infection.
“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,” read the post. The superstar has been suffering from age-related problems in recent years.
His wife Saira Banu said on Wednesday, Lilavati Hospital officials added that they were not sure how long the 95-year-old actor would stay in hospital and there was nothing to worry about.
“We are here at Lilavati and we come here for a routine check-up regularly. He will be here for a few days, as long as the doctors want to do tests. All kinds of tests will be conducted. There is a team of doctors here, chest physician, neurologist…,” Saira Banu said.
“The tests are being conducted under Dr Nitin Gokhale. We need your wishes so we can go home soon,” she added.
Known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, the veteran actor’s career spans over six decades. He has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like ‘Devdas ‘(1955), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Kranti’ (1981), and ‘Karma’ (1986).