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legendary actor Dilip Kumar dies at the age of 98

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Popular Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar has died on Wednesday in Mumbai, Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at PD Hinduja Hospital, told ANI. He died at the age 98.

Reports say he had been dealing with age-related ailments for several years, He was taken to hospital last Wednesday after complaining of breathlessness – it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the same month.

Dilip was first taken to hospital on June 6 and was put on oxygen support and stable. Politician Sharad Pawar was photographed visiting him.

A tweet from the actor’s official handle shared this update: “Don’t believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heartfelt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days.” Dilip Kumar was discharged on June 11.

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. Insh’Allah.

 

Reports also revealed that he has been in and out of hospital over the last few years with illnesses ranging from kidney ailment to pneumonia. A few years ago, the actor spent his 94th birthday in the hospital where he was being treated for fever and a swollen leg.

Dilip Kumar, who would have been 99 in December, is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Saira Banu.

Before the imposition of the nationwide lockdown in March last year, actor Dilip Kumar revealed that he and his wife, actress Saira Banu, were under “complete isolation and quarantine” as a precautionary measure.

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