Saira Banu on Dilip Kumar's health: 'We have to pray he recovers soon. He should be well'

PTI

Aug,04 2017 12:40 23 IST

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu stayed mum on reports of him suffering from a kidney ailment and says she is hopeful that he will recover soon with the prayers of his well-wishers and fans.

Dilip Kumar. File Photo

Dilip Kumar. File Photo

“We have to pray he recovers soon. He should be well. Inshallah! God willing. The doctors are treating him,” Banu told PTI on the morning of Friday, 4 August, when asked about reports that Kumar is suffering from renal complications.

The 94-year-old acting legend is currently in the ICU at Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning after he suffered from dehydration and a urinary tract infection. According to some reports, Kumar’s kidney functions have not improved.

The legendary actor gave a scare to his many fans after the news of him being hospitalised broke out on Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning, the doctors who are treating him assured that the 94-year-old actor is stable now and recovering. But the latest update on the actor’s health seems to be a matter of concern. The team of doctors treating him said, “Dilip Kumar’s creatinine levels are rising. He is going into renal failure. Given his age, it is serious.”

Dr Jalil Parkar, who is treating the actor at the hospital, was unavailable for confirmation.