The condition of Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Hinduja Hospital on Sunday morning, is stable. A post on his official Twitter page stated the veteran actor is on oxygen support and not on ventilator. The actor has been put on oxygen support after he complained of breathlessness and the decision of his discharge from the hospital will be taken only after his test reports are looked upon by the doctors.
The latest health update was also shared on actor’s Twitter handle and read, “Update at 11:45am. Dilip Saab is on oxygen support – not on ventilator. He is stable. Waiting for few test results to perform pleural aspiration : Dr Jalil Parkar, chest specialist treating Saab. Will update regularly.”
Meanwhile, there were a lot of rumours related to his death doing rounds on social media. The same were rubbished by his wife Saira Banu through a Twitter post made on Dilip Kumar’s official handle.
A tweet late on Sunday night shared an update about the actor’s health and along with a disclaimer about health rumours. Thanking fans and followers for best wishes, the tweet said Dilip Kumar should be discharged in a few days: “Don’t believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days.”
The 98-year-old actor was hospitalised last month as well. However, he was discharged after two days.
Dilip Kumar, who made acting debut with “Jwar Bhata” in 1944, has appeared in several iconic films in his career spanning over five decades, including “Kohinoor”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Devdas”, “Naya Daur”, “Ram Aur Shyam”, among others.
He was last seen on the big screen in “Qila” in 1998.