Dilip Kumar hospitalised, suffering from pneumonia

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to Lilavati hospital here on Saturday morning and is diagnosed with pneumonia, the actor’s family friend Udaya Tara Nayyar confirmed.

“He had high fever today (Saturday) morning so we got him to hospital. The actor has pneumonia and the doctors have started the medication,” Udaya Tara Nayar told IANS.

“He is stable now, and under observation. The actor is not in ICU. He is doing fine,” Nayar informed.

Dilip Kumar was rushed to the hospital on Saturday morning due to fever and breathing problem.

Dilip Kumar not in ICU, recovering well: Saira Banu

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the Lilavati hospital here on Friday night because of “high fever and chest infection”, was never in the the ICU and is recovering well, his wife Saira Banu said on Saturday.

She issued a statement on Dilip Kumar’s official Twitter account saying: “Dilip Sahab was admitted to Lilavati Hospital for treatment of high fever and chest infection on April 15 night. He was advised intravenous administration of antibiotics for speedy recovery.

“Oral drugs would not act as fast as the IV injections, the doctors advised. Hence it became necessary to shift him to a hospital. He is recovering well and is stable by the grace of God and the care of the doctors treating him. He is in a room and in the hospital and not in the ICU as spread by rumours,” the statement said.

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