Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised for respiratory problems, will be discharged this evening.
Kumar, 93, was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on April 15.
“He is much better and is on road to recovery. He will get discharged today at 4 PM,” Dr Jalil Parkar, who is attending to him along with other doctors, told PTI.
Kumar’s wife, actress Saira Banu had earlier said that the actor was hospitalised as he was suffering from high fever, chest infection and respiratory problems.
The legendary actor, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan, acted in many superhit films during his six-decade long career such as ‘Madhumati’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Ganga Jamuna’, ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ and ‘Karma’.
He was last seen on-screen in the film ‘Qila’ in 1998. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
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Quiet, resonant, and creative, he can be seen immersed in his own world, and puts in his heart and soul into the one passion that he has, Bollywood. His line for survival? Feel happy to be a part of it.