Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital because of dehydration on late Wednesday night and is now in the ICU. Although sources claimed that his condition had stabilised on Wednesday, it has now been confirmed that the 94-year-old veteran actor is in the ICU due to renal shutdown.
According to the hospital sources, his condition is no better since his admission due to the kidney issues; creatinine level is rising in his blood. The superstar, who has been suffering from age-related problems in recent years, was accompanied by his wife Saira Banu yesterday. In April last year, he was hospitalized due to fever and nausea.
The respected performer has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like 'Devdas '(1955), 'Naya Daur' (1957), 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960), 'Ganga Jamuna' (1961), 'Kranti' (1981), and 'Karma' (1986).
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.
(With inputs from ANI)