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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.

Dilip Kumar now feeling better on his 92nd birthday

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Legend Dilip Kumar who was admitted to a hospital in Bandara after he became ill, has finally been discharged.

The thespian walked out of the hospital after spending a few days there being treated following a bout of pneumonia.

Kumar, who celebrated his 92nd birthday, was greeted by patients and well-wishers on his way out and broke out singing a birthday song for the superstar.

An elated Saira Banu even planted a kiss on her husband’s cheek before they zoomed off in their Mercedes.

Meanwhile, the Twitter world saw Dilip Kumar receive birthday messages from celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher, who have wished him a long and healthy life.

Man of substance Who’s who of Indian film fraternity to come together in celebration of Dilip Kumar

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Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar will have his autobiography 'Substance And The Shadow' launched on June 9th at a renowned hotel in Mumbai, and the buzz is that it will be a historic moment.

The who's who of the Indian film industry has confirmed that they will attend the event.

'Substance And The Shadow' was originally scheduled to be released on Dilip Kumar’s 91st birthday on 11th December 2013.

Film-maker Karan Johar will be the host of the mega book launch event and Lata Mangeshkar will light the inaugural lamp and begin the event by singing a few lines for Dilip sahib.

Dilip Kumar has been married to the 1960’s actress and beauty queen Saira Banu for 48 years, she is 22 years younger than him

Dilip Kumar has been married to the 1960’s actress and beauty queen Saira Banu for 48 years, she is 22 years younger than him

A-listers Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are set to unveil the autobiography, documented by Dilip Kumar's close friend Udaya Tara Nayar (writer/author).

While Big B will read a verse or a paragraph from the book, Aamir will recite a poem, written by Prasoon Joshi.

Other close pals and industry veterans like Dharmendra will read a few lines on the thespian and Vyjayanthimala will speak few words in honour of the legendary actor.

Interestingly, Javed Ali and Shaan will perform a medley of Dilip Kumar's ever-green hits, which has been composed by Lalit Pandit.

The team organising the event have also compiled an audio visual-3D mapping video on the entire journey of Dilip Kumar, which will be played at the event.

Though not confirmed, it’s also been said that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are keen to attend the launch.

Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Tina and Anil Ambani, Kamal Haasan, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Vidya Balan are also expected to grace the event!

Indeed, a grand event to look forward to for the multi award-winning Indian cinema legend. Dilip Kumar was originally named Yusuf Khan and was born in Peshawar, Pakistan.