Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was reportedly admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a city hospital as a "precautionary measure" following complaints of breathlessness. The recent news comes as a shock as only a few days ago, Dilip Kumar was discharged.
A recent ETimes report suggests that the veteran actor was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility and was admitted to the medical facility yesterday and is doing fine.
"He was admitted yesterday during the day due to breathlessness. Given his age and recent hospitalisation, the family decided to take him to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He is fine. He is in the ICU so that the doctors can monitor him," said the source.
Earlier this month, the legendary star was hospitalised after a similar complaint. He was admitted to Hinduja hospital on June 6 after he complained of breathlessness, and was later discharged on June 11.
To specify the reason for his ill health, his personal handle had tweeted, “Dilip Sahab has been admitted to non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital Khar for routine tests and investigations. He’s had episodes of breathlessness. A team of healthcare workers led by Dr. Nitin Gokhale is attending to him. Please keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe.”
The actor was put on oxygen support at the time and a successful pleural aspiration procedure was performed.
Dilip Kumar’s contribution to Hindi Cinema goes long back and he is credited as one of the first method actors of Hindi cinema. He has worked in 65 movies till date.
Some of his well-known movies include names such as Andaz, Aan, Daag, Devdas, Azaad, Mughal-e-Azam, Gunga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam among more.