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Dilip Kumar recovering well, will be discharged in a few days

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:51 IST

Veteran Bollywood actor and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised on Saturday morning for high fever and chest infection, is recovering well, a representative of his actor-wife Saira Banu confirmed on 17 April.

The 93-year-old thespian ran a high fever and suffered from nausea early on 16 April and was rushed to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.

"Dilip sir is recovering well and all his reports have also come normal. He will be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days," Saira's representative told the media. 

Born in Peshawar, now in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf Khan, entered the Indian film industry in the black-and-white era and became a force to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s.

Besides films like Aan, Daag, Madhumati, Paigham, Leader and Ram Aur Shyam, his cinematic gems range from the tragic story of Devdas, the historical love saga Mughal-E-Azam to the dacoit drama Ganga Jamuna.

After working for about six decades, he stepped away from the bright lights of showbusiness in 1998. His last movie was Qila.

Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour, in 2015.


First published: 17 April 2016, 12:41 IST