Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has once again been admitted to the Intensive Care Unite (ICU) of a city hospital following complaints of breathlessness.
Reportedly, he has been admitted again 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.
A insider at the hospital said, “”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 veteran actor had been admitted to the hospital earlier this month on June 6 after episodes of feeling absolutely breathless. He 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. However, earlier he was discharged from the hospital within 5 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’.