“I got a call that he was unwell. He had fever and had vomited a few times. He was suffering from pneumonia as well. His white blood cells had shot up. We thought it would be better to admit him to hospital,” Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital.
Wishes poured in from across the country including Amitabh Bachchan’s, who tweeted “spoke to Saira ji on sms .. Dilip saheb is doing well .. and we all pray for his speedy recovery ..”And now, a picture of Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar, in which the couple are seen together as the actor recovers, is trending on social media. The photograph shows the actor resting in bed as Saira Banu looks on.
According to an update provided by Saira Banu on Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account, the actor is recovering well.Called the ‘tragedy king of Bollywood’, he also featured in Kranti, Shakti, Karma and Saudagar. His last film was Qila in 1998. Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015. Earlier, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.