Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is being treated at Lilavati Hospital for pneumonia is said to be recovering and will be discharged Thursday, in time to celebrate his birthday (December 11) at his residence.
According to Hindustan Times, Udaya Tara Nayar, a close friend of the actor who is also compiling Kumar’s autobiography titled The Substance and the Shadow, said: “I met him and he is fine now. He has been responding to the treatment very well.”
According to reports, the actor’s wife, Saira Banu, has planned a small dinner for his special day.
“We do have plans to get him back home before his birthday. The doctor will do his check-up tomorrow (Thursday) morning and he will be discharged by tomorrow afternoon. He should be back home by 1pm or 2pm,” said Nayar and added: “As far his birthday plans are concerned, it will be a quiet celebration only with his close friends.”
Born on December 11th, 1922 Dilip Kumar, one of the finest actor in Bollywood turns 92 today. He made his debut in Jwar Bhata in the year 1944 followed by variety of roles in movies such as Andaz, Aan, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam and Ganga Jamuna. In his entire career he did approximately 60 films and was termed as the ultimate method actor by Satyajit Ray.
There is certain list of movie which Dilip Kumar did and are real nuggets which will remain embedded in history for the excellent storyline, chart buster songs and mesmerizing performances.
Dilip Kumar portrayed character roles in the year 1976 in films Krnati, Shakti, Karma, Saudagar and Qila. Every role which he played on-screen delivered great chemistry and was loved by the audiences. Dilip Kumar was honored with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in the year 1991, followed by Dadasaheb Phalke Award.