Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s kidneys are not functioning properly and he is being treated for it, a senior official from Lilavati Hospital said today. The actor is off the ventilator and is not on dialysis, he further said.
Kumar was admitted to the hospital in suburban Bandra on Wednesday morning after he suffered from dehydration and urinary tract infection.
There have been reports that the 94-year-old actor is suffering from a renal ailment.
“His kidneys are not functioning properly. We will see what to do next. A team of doctors headed by Dr Nikhil Gokhale is treating him. They will decide what to do next,” Lilavati Hospital’s vice president Ajay Kumar Pandey told PTI today.
“But otherwise he is normal. He is off the ventilator. He is not on dialysis. He is under observation because of the age factor,” Pandey added.
The actor is under the care of a team of senior doctors, including Dr Jalil Parkar and Dr Gokhale, at the hospital.
Asked if the actor is suffering from renal/kidney failure, Pandey said, “It is too early to give out a statement. He is having kidney issues.”
Pandey added that at the moment, no surgery was required.
Earlier, Kumar’s wife Saira Banu had said, “We (all) should pray he recovers soon. He should be well Inshallah! God willing. The doctors are treating him.”
The legendary actor, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan, acted in many superhit films during his six-decade long career such as ‘Madhumati’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Ganga Jamuna’, ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ and ‘Karma’.
Dilip Kumar was last seen in the film ‘Qila’ in 1998. He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.