Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Khar's Hinduja Hospital, in Mumbai, has been diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion. He has reportedly been kept on oxygen support in the ICU ward of the hospital.

Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital, told news agency ANI that Dilip Kumar's condition is stable.

Pleural effusion is also referred to as 'water on the lungs'. The condition is caused by the build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs.

The veteran actor was admitted to Khar's Hinduja Hospital after experiencing breathlessness.

The tweet on his official Twitter handle read: "Dilip Sahab has been admitted to non-Covid PD Hinduja Hospital, Khar for routine tests and investigations. He has had episodes of breathlessness. A team of healthcare workers led by Dr Nitin Gokhale is attending to him. Please keep Sahab in your prayers and please stay safe."

The 98-year-old actor, who is considered legendary in Indian cinema, was admitted last month as well. However, he was discharged after two days.

On Sunday evening, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar visited Dilip Kumar to check on his health and treatment here at a hospital in suburban Mumbai and wished him a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, members of the Indian film industry took to social media to wish the legendary actor a speedy recovery.

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