On June 6, 2021, legendary actor Dilip Kumar was hospitalised to PD Hinduja Hospital in Khar, Mumbai. After complaining of breathing problems for several days, the veteran actor was hospitalised.
His wife, actress Saira Banu, revealed that the actor has been having breathing problems for the past two days. She claimed that the actor’s doctor has requested that he undergo various tests and x-rays, after which it will be determined how many more days he will be in the hospital. She went on to say that he had asked for prayers from his supporters.
The actor’s official Twitter account verified the news with the following tweet:
Filmfare’s official twitter handle tweeted saying that the actor has reportedly been diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion along with a drop in oxygen saturation. He has been put on oxygen support as of now.
In recent years, the celebrity has been dealing with age-related health difficulties. He was also admitted for two days last month for standard exams and tests.
“Wishing the living legend, the ultimate thespian, certainly the last word in the school of acting and our all-time favorite….a swift recovery,” DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh tweeted.
Just in: Veteran actor #DilipKumar has reportedly been diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion along with a drop in oxygen saturation. He has been put on oxygen support as of now.
We wish him a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/iH1sGoKvXb
— Filmfare (@filmfare) June 6, 2021
The epic voyage of Dilip Kumar in Indian cinema
• Dilip Kumar, dubbed the “Tragedy King” of Bollywood, has appeared in over 65 films over his nearly six-decade career.
• His real name is Mohammed Yusuf Khan, and he is renowned as the first Khan of Indian cinema. His professional name is Dilip.
• He is widely recognised with introducing the method acting technique to Indian film.
• His first picture, Jwar Bhata, was released in 1944 and was produced by Bombay Talkies.
• He is well known for his parts in Andaz (1949), Aan (1952), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Ganga Jamuna (1961), and Ram Aur Shyam (1967).
• After taking a five-year vacation from acting in 1976, he returned with the film ‘Kranti’ (1981) and went on to star in films like Shakti (1982), Mashaal (1984), ‘Karma’ (1986), and Saudagar (1991).
• In 1998, he was last seen on screen in the film ‘Qila.’
• In 1966, he married actress Saira Banu. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema history.
• He’s also one of the only remaining stars from Hindi cinema’s Golden Age.
• He was the first actor to receive the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, and he holds the record for the most wins in the category.
• In 1994, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
• In 2015, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.