Mumbai– Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised after suffereing from high fever and nausea in the wee hours of Saturday, has thanked his fans for their love and prayers and says now he is feeling “brighter and better”.
Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati hospital after he suffered high fever and vomiting. Later his wife Saira Banu issued a statement stating that he is “recovering well and is stable”.
Dilip Kumar himself took to Twitter on Monday to share his health status with his fans. “By God’s grace feeling brighter and better,” he tweeted. In another post, he shared a photograph of himself from the hospital.
“Thank you all for your prayers, love and affection,” he wrote alongside the image.
The 93-year-old actor’s doctor had earlier said that he had infection in his lungs, fever and experienced a few bouts of vomiting, but was conscious and was having food.
He is likely to get discharged on Tuesday.
Saira Banu’s manager Murshid Khan told IANS: “Dilip sir is fine now and all his reports are also normal. Once doctors give a heads up, he will probably get discharged by tomorrow (Tuesday).”
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 name to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s.
Apart from 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 arclights in 1998. His last movie was “Qila”.
Dilip Kumar was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, in 2015. (IANS)