Dilip Kumar admitted to hospital ICU following complaints of breathlessness

Family members said that while Dilip Kumar was fine, the decision to hospitalise him was taken as a 'precautionary measure.'

Press Trust of India June 30, 2021 11:54:44 IST
Dilip Kumar admitted to hospital ICU following complaints of breathlessness

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a city hospital here following complaints of breathlessness as a "precautionary measure", ten days after he was discharged, according to hospital sources.

The 98-year-old screen icon - who was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility - was admitted to the medical facility yesterday and is doing fine, they added.

"He was admitted yesterday during the day due to breathlessness. Given his age and recent hospitalisation, the family decided to take him to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He is fine. He is in the ICU so that the doctors can monitor him," the hospital insider told PTI.

Kumar was earlier admitted to the same hospital on 6 June due to episodes of breathlessness.

The Hindi cinema veteran was then diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion - a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days.

Kumar's career spans over five decades with hits like Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Ram Aur Shyam. His last big-screen appearance was the 1998 film Qila.

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