Dilip Kumar is recovering but needs rest, says wife Saira Banu

Sep 19, 2013, 10:13 IST | PTI

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar is on his road to recovery but needs lot of rest, his wife Saira Banu said today

But he is recovering. This morning he got up and had tea. He needs to rest. I thank all the fans and well wishers for their prayers and request them to continue with it," Saira Banu told PTI.

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu. File pic

The 90-year-old actor was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He is in still in the ICU.

When asked when he will be discharged, Banu said, "He will come home soon."

Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) and his acting career spanned six decades and over 60 films. Known as the 'King of Tragedy', he gave memorable performances in films like 'Devdas', 'Madhumati', 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Ganga Jamuna', 'Karma', 'Ram Aur Shyam' and others. 

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