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‘Dilip Kumar stable, out of ventilator ‘

SNS | New Delhi |

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday evening after he suffered dehydration, is stated to be in stable condition and is out of ventilator.

The actor's niece Shaheen Banu on Friday confirmed that there is nothing to worry about the actor’s health. The actor could be discharged, but the doctors are waiting for his dehydration level to go down.

“He is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the monitoring, otherwise he is okay. He is sitting on a chair and having normal lunch. He is not on a ventilator,” Shaheen Banu was quoted as saying by a news agency.

“He is absolutely conscious, he walks in the room and even in the corridor with a little bit of help. He doesn’t even look like a patient. He is 94 and his water levels have to be normal; we can’t monitor things at home, so we had to bring him to the hospital,” she said.

Last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998, the actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

In a career spanning five decades, Dilip Kumar has gifted the Bollywood industry with films such as 'Devdas', 'Mughal-e-Azam' and 'Karma'.