Indian film legend Dilip Kumar, who has been hospitalised due to dehydration, is recovering well, his wife-actress Saira Banu said yesterday.The 94-year-old actor was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra in Mumbai yesterday due to dehydration and urinary tract infection.
“He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in hospital today. The doctors here are taking good care of him,” Saira Banu said.
Kumar is known for performances in films like “Andaz”, “Aan”, “Madhumati”, “Devdas”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Ganga Jamuna”, “Kranti”, “Karma” and others. His last film was “Qila” that released in 1998.
Known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, Kumar was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema, in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second-highest civilian award, in 2015.