MUMBAI: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai three days back with chest infection, is recovering well, a doctor attending him said today (Monday).
"Dilip saab is doing fine now. He will be here only for the next two-three days. We have kept him on antibiotics for now. But his laboratory investigations have improved and his X-ray has also improved," Dr Jalil Parkar, well-known pulmonologist at Lilavati hospital told PTI.
"Clinically he is doing very well. He is walking and talking to everyone and he seems to be in a jolly mood," Said Dr Parkar.
Dilip Kumar, 91, who is being treated by a panel of doctors, including cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale, nephrologist Dr Kirti Upadhyay and neurologist Dr Vinay Chavan, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening, after he complained of cold and breathlessness.
A team of doctors, on conducting his check-up, discovered that he was suffering from a chest infection called bronchopneumonia.
Earlier, the actor was hospitalised in September last year after he suffered a silent heart attack.
Dilip Kumar, known as the 'King of Tragedy', played iconic roles in classics like Devdas, Madhumati, Mughal-e-Azam and Ganga Jamuna.
Born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (now in Pakistan), his acting career spanned six decades and over 60 films.