Dilip Kumar to be discharged on Thursday

Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who is recuperating after being hospitalised for chest infection, will be discharged by Thursday, doctors attending on him said today.

Dilip Kumar

"Dilip Saab is feeling much better now. The bronchopneumonia that he was initially suffering from has been cured. In all probability, we will be discharging him by tomorrow," Dr Jalil Parkar, well-known pulmonologist and Kumar's doctor at Lilavati hospital told PTI.

Dilip Kumar, 91, who was being treated by a panel of doctors including cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale, nephrologist Dr Kirti Upadhyay and neurologist Dr Vinay Chavan, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening after he complained of cold and breathlessness.

A team of doctors dignosed that he was suffering from a chest infection called bronchopneumonia.

The veteran actor, who will celebrate his 92nd birthday tomorrow, had been hospitalised in September last year after he suffered a silent heart attack. Kumar, known as the 'King of Tragedy', essayed iconic roles in classics like 'Devdas', 'Madhumati', 'Mughal-e-Azam' and 'Ganga Jamuna'.

Born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (now in Pakistan), his acting career spanned six decades and over 60 films.

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