On his 92nd birthday on Thursday, veteran actor Dilip Kumar was discharged from the Lilavati Hospital where he was being treated following a bout of pneumonia.
He was discharged on Thursday afternoon, the actor's close family friend Udaya Tara Nayar told IANS.
"He got discharged at around 1.30 pm today and we're taking him home. He is looking absolutely fine and healthy," said Udaya, the compiler of the thespian's autobiography The Substance And The Shadow.
The star of films like Devdas, Madhumati and Mughal-E-Azam, married to actress Saira Banu, will be having a quiet celebration at his residence for his special day on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the Twitter world saw Dilip Kumar receive birthday messages from celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher, who have wished him a long and healthy life.
Lata Mangeshkar tweeted:
Namaskar. Aaj mere bade Bhai Abhineta Dilip Kumar ji ka janamdin hai.Ishwar unhe deerghayu kare,hamesha khush rakhe. http://t.co/7F4BbDFZr9- Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 11, 2014
Anupam Kher tweeted:
Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar Saab. The real THESPIAN of Indian Cinema. Long & happy life. They don't make actors or people like him anymore.:)- Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 11, 2014