Dilip Kumar at Lilavati Hospital yesterday. Pic/PradeepP Dhivar
MID-DAY (August 10, 2017)

Dilip Kumar was yesterday discharged from Lilavati Hospital, Bandra. The veteran was hospitalized on August 2 due to kidney-related ailments.

The 94-year-old actor was hospitalised on August 2 due to kidney-related issues. He came out of the hospital on a wheelchair with wife Saira Banu, family, friends and doctors.

Saira hugged and kissed the actor on his cheek before asking him to wave to the waiting fans. “This was a terrible thing (his illness) which happened all of a sudden. It was a nightmare. He is perfectly fine now. Everybody wished for his good health and God heard. He is eating and also talking slowly. God willing, he will be fine soon,” Saira told the media outside the hospital.

Earlier, Saira took to Twitter to thank fans and doctors for their support and well wishes. “My gratitude to fans, friends for prayers, doctors for expert treatment, hospital staff and Sahab’s personal attendants for all the care. It is the Almighty God’s will and benevolence that I wish to acknowledge in all humility and gratitude,” she wrote on the actor’s official Twitter page.

Last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998, the actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.