Giving a health update of veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, his doctor on Monday shared that the megastar’s health is improving yet he is still on oxygen support.
Kumar, who on Sunday was admitted to the PD Hinduja Hospital in Khar, Mumbai, following breathing issues, was subsequently determined to have two-sided pleural radiation and has since been in the ICU ward, however not on the ventilator.
Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at the suburban hospital gave a report relating to Kumar’s health and said, “Dilip Kumar’s health is improving and the problem of breathlessness has also subdued, but he continues to be on oxygen support.”
On Sunday, Dr Parkar had asserted that the actor’s condition is steady now and said, “His condition is stable now. Even though he is in the ICU, he is not on a ventilator. We are trying our best that he makes a quick recovery and goes back home.”
The superstar has been suffering age-related health problems lately. A month ago, the 98-year-old actor was admitted to the same hospital for two days for some routine checkups and tests.
Known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, Kumar’s profession has spanned more than sixty years. He has acted in more than 65 movies in his career and is known for his iconic roles in films like ‘Devdas ‘(1955), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Kranti’ (1981), and ‘Karma’ (1986).
He was last seen on big screen in ‘Qila’ in 1998, the actor was also honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.