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Updated on: Monday, June 07, 2021, 12:13 PM IST

'Dilip Kumar stable, don't believe WhatsApp forwards': Veteran actor's team shares health update

On Sunday, the 98-year-old actor was admitted to Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital after he complained of breathlessness.
Dilip Kumar |

Dilip Kumar |

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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar is stable and will be discharged from the hospital in two to three days, said a tweet on the actor's official Twitter account, which is handled by his team.

Thanking his fans and followers for best wishes, the tweet read, "Don't believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days."

On Sunday, the 98-year-old actor was admitted to Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital after he complained of breathlessness.,

Dilip Kumar's team update about his health again at 12 pm on Monday via Twitter.

"Dilip Saab is on oxygen support - not on ventilator. He is stable. Waiting for few test results to perform pleural aspiration: Dr Jalil Parkar, chest specialist treating Saab. Will update regularly," read the tweet.

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The actor has been put on oxygen support in the ICU ward of the hospital.

He has been diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion also referred to as 'water on the lungs'.

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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.

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

Last year, the screen icon lost his two younger brothers -- Aslam Khan (88) and Ehsan Khan (90) -- due to COVID-19.

Dilip Kumar, who made his debut with Jwar Bhata in 1944, has appeared in several iconic films in his career spanning over five decades, including Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam, among others.

He was last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998.

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