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.
The 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.
His wife Saira Banu is mum on reports of him suffering from a kidney ailment and says she is hopeful that he will recover soon with the prayers of his well-wishers and fans.
“We have to pray he recovers soon. He should be well Inshallah! God willing. The doctors are treating him,” Banu told PTI this morning, when asked about reports that Kumar is suffering from a renal ailment.
India’s nightingale and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to wish ailing actor Dilip Kumar a speedy recovery as soon as she heard about his ill health.
Taking to Twitter singer Lata Mangeshkar tweeted, “Mujhe news dekhkar pata chala ki Dilip Kumar ji ki tabiyat acchi nahi hai. Unki sehat mein jald sudhaar ho yehi meri Ishwar se prarthana. (After reading the news, I got to know about Dilip Kumar’s ill health. I pray to God that he recovers soon.) ”