Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital


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Actor Dilip Kumar has been discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital where he was being treated for dehydration and kidney malfunction.

The 94-year-old actor was pictured outside the hospital in a wheelchair, accompanied by wife Saira Banu in a red sari.

Entrepreneur Faisal Farooqui, who is a friend of the family, and hospital authorities have been providing regular medical bulletins on Dilip Kumar's health. Doctors recently said he was improving greatly but needed to remain in the Intensive Care Unit or ICU.

Saira Banu also used Dilip Kumar's Twitter to thank their team of doctors and fans who sent in their best wishes.

Dilip Kumar has made several visits to hospital in the last three years with a variety of ailments. In December, he celebrated his birthday in hospital, where he was being treated for fever and a swollen leg.

Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan and his six-decade career is studded with acclaimed classics such as Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur. He is well-known for playing tragic heroes in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar and Jogan. He was last seen in 1998 film Qila.

His many awards include the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, which he received in 2015. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He also shares the record for most Filmfare Best Actor wins - eight - with Shah Rukh Khan.

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