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Dilip Kumar Tweets Photo Taken by Saira Banu in Hospital

Dilip saab has been tweeting about his health updates from the hospital, where he was being treated for high fever and chest infection. Dilip saab has been in and out of hospital over the last two years

  | April 21, 2016 13:27 IST (New Delhi)
Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar photographed with Saira Banu in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Earlier, doctors said that Dilip Kumar would be discharged on April 20
  • Dilip saab was being treated for high fever and chest infection
  • Aamir Khan visited Dilip saab on Wednesday evening
Screen legend Dilip Kumar has been discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital today. He was hospitalized on April 16 for high fever and chest infection. The 93-year-old, who has been on Twitter since 2011, has been using his hospital time to post updates on social media.
Dilip saab's latest tweet:
 
Earlier, doctors had said that Dilip saab would be discharged on April 20. Dr Jalil Parkar, who is attending to him along with other doctors, told PTI: "He is much better and is on road to recovery." The discharge date was later revised to April 21. News agency ANI reported that doctors said Dilip saab's condition is stable.
Meanwhile, actor Aamir Khan visited Dilip saab in the hospital on Wednesday evening:
 
Dilip saab has been in and out of hospital over the last two years.
Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan and his six-decade career is studded with acclaimed classics such as Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur.
Dilip saab, who married actress Saira Banu in 1966, is well-known for playing tragic heroes in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar and Jogan. He was last seen in 1998 film Qila.
Dilip Kumar's many awards include the Padma Vibhushan, which he received in 2015. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He was the first winner of the Filmfare Best Actor award - for 1956's Azaad - and shares the record for the most wins - eight - with Shah Rukh Khan. Dilip saab also received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1993.

 
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