Dilip Kumar's health deteriorates; doctors fear kidney failure

FP Staff

Aug,03 2017 19:40 04 IST

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was hospitalised on 2 August after he suffered from dehydration. Although the hospital sources had said that his condition had stabilised, it now seems his health has worsened.

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According to a report by The Indian Express, the 94-year-old actor might face kidney failure if his condition keeps deteriorating. One of the doctors from Lilavati Hospital, where Kumar is admitted, told the newspaper, "Dilip Kumar's creatinine levels are rising. He is going into renal failure. Given his age, it is serious."

Earlier, doctors had said that he seems to be improving. "He is completely stable and the only major issue was dehydration. Since dehydration also affects kidney and other organs momentarily he suffered minor urinary issues, otherwise, there is no major complication," maintained doctors.

Kumar was initially admitted to the ICU, but once his condition got better he was shifted to a private room. But now, the doctors are reportedly taking him back to the ICU for monitoring purposes. Since he will be administered antibiotics through IV drip, he has to be in ICU as the procedure demands. The doctors also said that they will observe him over a period of time, and if there are signs of improvement, Kumar will be shifted back to the room.

Kumar was earlier admitted to Lilavati in December 2016 as well, after developing a fever and swelling in his limbs. However, he was discharged within a day as his condition had stabilised.

Dilip Kumar aka Yusuf Khan, remains one of the Hindi film industry's screen legends. He is popularly known as the 'tragedy king' of Bollywood for his films like DevdasMughal-e-AzamGanga JamunaNaya Daur and Madhumati to name a few. He was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.