The 94 years old veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital late on Wednesday with kidney problems. He is supposedly on ventilator according noted pulmonologist Dr Jalil Parkar, the doctor who is treating him at the Lilavati Hospital.
“His kidney functions have not improved. On the contrary, it has worsened. He is on the ventilator. We will be able to give a proper briefing in the morning,” said Dr Parkar late on Thursday.
He was later shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital with kidney-related complications on Thursday, said a source close to the family. Earlier, he received medication through an intravenous drip.
“His creatinine level has gone up, leading to urinary complications. But he is stable. He was brought to the hospital because of dehydration and kidney problems,” said a doctor at the hospital. High creatinine levels are associated with impaired kidneys.
“He is completely stable and the only major issue was dehydration. As dehydration also affects the kidneys and other organs briefly, he suffered minor urinary issues, otherwise there is no major complications,” said Dr Ravishankar, chief executive of the hospital.
The veteran actor has been facing medical complications in recent years. In April last year, he was hospitalised with fever and nausea. In December, he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital to treat a swelling in his right leg.
Dilip Kumar has an array of achievements within a span six decades of his glorious career. He acted in more than 65 films and is known for his iconic roles in movies such as Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986).
He was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 1991, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and India’s second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, in 2015.
Pakistan honoured him with its highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1997.