Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, 94, is being treated at a hospital here for kidney problems, according to a family friend.
“There are kidney problems and doctors are treating it,” Udaya Tara Nayar, compiler of Dilip Kumar’s autobiography, told IANS.
Nayar said Dilip Kumar is not on a ventilator at the Lilavati Hospital here.
“I have spoken to his nephew and even to Saira (Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu), who have said that his creatinine levels are high and he is being given intravenous medication.
“He is being kept in ICU because of age-related factors. His heart has to be monitored too,” Nayar said, adding that she visited the ailing thespian at the hospital in Bandra West here on Thursday.
“He seems to be alright,” Nayar said.
Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday evening after he suffered dehydration and a urinary tract infection.
Sources from the hospital on Friday told IANS that Dilip Kumar is “not on ventilator and is stable”.
Last seen on the big screen in “Qila” in 1998, the actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. He is known for films like “Devdas”, “Mughal-e-Azam” and “Karma”.