[dropcap]V[/dropcap]eteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital on Sunday as he has been suffering from recurrent pneumonia.
Faisal Farooqui, in charge of Dilip Kumar’s social media, tweeted, “Want to inform you @TheDilipKumar has been admitted to hospital last night. He’s being treated for recurrent pneumonia. Praying…will keep you updated on Twitter. –FF”
Last month, in September, the 95-year-old actor was admitted to the hospital for treatment of mild pneumonia. The Padma Bhushan awardee has been continuously visiting hospitals over the last few years for ill health.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with PTI, Saira Banu, his wife dismissed reports claiming that Dilip Kumar is unable to recognise people close to him. She said, “Who says that? I would not give that any cognizant at all. All is well, all is fine and nothing of this sort.”
Kumar had won nine Filmfare Awards and is the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954). Critics have acclaimed him as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. Currently, he lives with his wife, Saira Bano in Bandra, Mumbai.
(With inputs from PTI)