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Dilip Kumar recovering well in hospital; reports 'normal'

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised on Saturday morning for "high fever and chest infection", is recovering well and his reports are "normal", confirms a representative of his actor-wife Saira Banu.

Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar

The 93-year-old thespian ran high fever and suffered from nausea on Saturday morning and was rushed to Lilavati Hospital here.

"Dilip sir is recovering well and all his reports have also come normal. He will be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days," Saira's representative told IANS.

Born in Peshawar, now in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf Khan, entered the Indian film industry in the black-and-white era and became a name to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s.

Besides films like "Aan", "Daag", "Madhumati", "Paigham", "Leader" and "Ram Aur Shyam", his cinematic gems range from the tragic story of "Devdas", the historical love saga "Mughal-E-Azam" to the dacoit drama "Ganga Jamuna".

After working for about six decades, he stepped away from the arclights in 1998. His last movie was "Qila".

Dilip Kumar was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour, in 2015.

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