Amitabh Bachchan has informed that ailing legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who is in hospital for respiratory problems, is doing good now.

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The 'Piku' star said he had a word with the 93-year-old actor's wife Saira Banu about his health. "Saira ji informs me that he (Dilip Kumar) is doing fine, by the grace of the Almighty... Prayers for a speedy recovery...," he posted on Twitter.

Kumar was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning after he complained of respiratory problems. Banu had said they had to take him to the hospital as he was suffering from high fever and chest infection since April 15 night.

The legendary actor, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan, acted in many superhit films during his six-decade long career such as 'Madhumati', 'Devdas', 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Ganga Jamuna', 'Ram Aur Shyam' and 'Karma'. He was last seen in the film 'Qila' in 1998.

Kumar was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.