Entertainment desk – Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been seriously ill and undergoing treatment for kidney ailments in an Indian hospital, media reports say.
Kumar’s wife Saira Banu is mum on reports of him suffering from the ailment and says she is hopeful that he will recover soon with the prayers of his well-wishers and fans, reported Times of India.
“We have to pray he recovers soon. He should be well Inshallah! God willing. The doctors are treating him,” Banu told PTI on Friday, when asked about reports that Kumar is suffering from a renal ailment.
The 94-year-old acting legend is currently in the ICU at Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning after he suffered from dehydration and urinary tract infection.
According to some reports, Kumar’s kidney functions have not improved.
Dr Jalil Parkar, who is treating the actor at the hospital, was unavailable for a confirmation on this. The thespian has given memorable performances in films like ‘Andaz’, ‘Aan’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Ganga Jamuna’, ‘Kranti’, ‘Karma’ and others.
His last film was ‘Qila’ that released in 1998.
Known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, Kumar was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema, in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award, in 2015.