Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised following respiratory problems, is doing fine and will be discharged in another three days, a doctor said today.
The 93-year-old thespian was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on April 16. "There have been some rumours about Dilip Kumar's
condition, but they are not true at all. He is fully conscious and has shown remarkable improvement. He is not in ICU, not on ventilator but in his room. He will be discharged in another three days," Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital told reporters here.
The actor is stable and is also able to have his food properly, the doctor added. Doctors attending to the thespian had yesterday said the next two days will be crucial for him.
Meanwhile, the legendary star has thanked fans for their wishes. "By Gods grace feeling brighter and better. Thank you all for your prayers, love and affection," a post on the official Twitter handle of the actor read. A smiling picture of Dilip Kumar was shared along with the tweet.
By God's grace feeling brighter and better.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) April 18, 2016
Thank you all for your prayers, love and affection. pic.twitter.com/z3290IaBCh— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) April 18, 2016
His 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 Bollywood legend, 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, the country's highest decoration in cinema, in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015....