No birthday plans for Dilip Kumar

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who turned 94 on Sunday, has no birthday plans as he is recovering in a hospital here, says his wife Saira Banu’s manager.

Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre here on Wednesday after swelling in one of his legs.

“He didn’t get discharged today (Sunday). He will be in the hospital for a couple of days more. His swelling has also come down and he is under observation. He is likely to get discharged in the next two days,” Saira Banu’s manager Murshid told IANS.

“Since he is in the hospital, there are no birthday plans as such as of now,” he added.

The thespian, who made his acting debut in “Jwar Bhata” in 1944, was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He later adopted the screen name Dilip Kumar. He was last seen on the big screen in the film “Qila” in 1998. He was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

–IANS

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