Ailing Dilip Kumar back in Mumbai, recouping steadily

Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi due to complications resulting from a urinary infection, is now back home here.

In a statement on Wednesday, his actress wife, Saira Banu, said: "We are now back in Mumbai and happy as we always have been. Sahab (Dilip Kumar) is well now and recouping steadily," she said.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winning actor was admitted to Apollo Hospital Sep 25. He was discharged from the hospital Oct 3. The thespian was in the capital to receive the National Award.

The doctors have advised the octogenarian actor complete rest. He is not yet receiving visitors at his house in Pali Hill in north-west suburb of Bandra in Mumbai.

Saira Banu expressed regret they she and her husband couldn't be in Mumbai during the Eid.

"It has been our good fortune to receive friends and well-wishers in our home and exchange warm greetings with them on occasions like Eid, Diwali, Christmas, New Year's Day, our wedding anniversary on Oct 11 and Sahab's birthday on Dec 11. All these occasions make our lives a little more special than usual," said Saira Banu.

While Dilip Kumar is known for memorable peformances in classics like "Mela", "Andaz", "Madhumati", "Devdas" and "Mughal-E-Azam", Saira Banu featured in hits such as "Junglee", "Ayee Milan Ki Bela", "Shagird" and "Jhuk Gaya Aasman".

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