Is Dilip Kumar’s condition deteriorating?

Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of the actor, refuted media reports claiming that Dilip Kumar is now unable to take food, medicine and even water through his mouth.

Is Dilip Kumar’s condition deteriorating?

Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is “doing well”, his close family has said amid rumours that the 95-year-old’s condition is deteriorating.

Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of the actor, refuted media reports claiming that Dilip Kumar is now unable to take food, medicine and even water through his mouth.

Farooqui told IANS over phone: “I want to assure to all the millions of people who love Saab and admire his work, that Dilip Kumar is doing well. There is no need to panic… Such unfounded fake news creates panic and anxiety in the minds of millions of Dilip Kumar fans and well-wishers.”

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He urged fans to follow the official Dilip Kumar Twitter handle for health updates on the actor.

Earlier this month, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital for treatment for recurrent pneumonia. The nonagenarian is known for films like “Kohinoor”, “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Shakti”, “Naya Daur” and “Ram Aur Shyam”.

Faisal shared the news on the actor’s official Twitter handle.

“Allah ka shukr hai @TheDilipKumar Saab hospital se discharge hogaye aur abhi ghar pohoch gaye hain. (Thank God Dilip Kumar saab has been discharged from the hospital and reached home),” the tweet read. Doctors have advised complete rest and isolation to Kumar for a few days to prevent infection, Farooqui added in the post.

With agency inputs