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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passes away at 98

7/07/2021 at 8:13 AM

New Delhi, July 7: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away while undergoing treatment at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai today.

Dilip Kumar was hospitalised on June 30 after complaining of breathlessness and it was the second time he had been hospitalised in the same month.

Dilip Kumar was first rushed to the hospital on June 6 and was put on oxygen support. He was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion — a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days.

Kumar’s wife Saira Banu had been with him throughout and had assured fans that his condition was stable. Banu’s last tweet read, “Dilip Kumar Sahab’s health is still stable. He is still in ICU, we want to take him home but we are waiting for doctors’ approval as they know his medical condition as soon as doctors allow, will take him home. He will not be discharged today. Need prayers of his fans, he will be back soon.”

The actor known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood. He acted in more than 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). He was last seen in ‘Qila’ in 1998.

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