Saira Banu pens a strong worded statement urging fans to not believe in Dilip Kumar’s death rumours; The thespian to be discharged soon
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar got admitted to Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital on the morning of June 6 after he complained of breathlessness. As soon as the news broke out, his fans and the entire film fraternity got worried for the 98-year-old actor and started praying for his speedy recovery. Even rumours of the legendary actor’s death started making rounds. Recently, Saira Banu took to Dilip Kumar’s official Twitter handle and shared a note urging everyone to not believe in the rumours. She wrote, ‘Past few days my beloved husband, Yousuf Khan, has been unwell and recuperating at a hospital in Mumbai. Through this note, I want to thank all of you for keeping him in your prayers and for all the love and affection. My husband, my kohinoor, Dilip Kumar Sahab’s health is stable and doctors have assured me that he should be discharged soon. She added, ‘I urge you to not believe in rumors. While I ask you to pray for I am praying that the Almighty keep all of you safe and healthy during this pandemic. Sincerely, Saira Banu Khan.’ Dilip’s personal doctor Jalil Parkar when contacted said, ‘he is better than yesterday, and his oxygen level is also good. there is no breathlessness, and fluid in the lungs has decreased. We will re-access his health condition tomorrow before taking the call on any procedure for pleural aspiration with the consideration of his age. The decision will be jointly taken by me and De Nitin Gokhale.’ The senior actor’s wife Saira Banu had to admit him after he complained of breathlessness and the diagnosis of the problem had to be ascertained. Later in the day, he was diagnosed with bilateral Pleural effusion and decreased oxygen level. Dilip Kumar has been making regular visits to the hospital due to his health condition and was last admitted at the end of April for a check-up and minor health issues. He has been avoiding socialising and meeting people after the COVID-19 outbreak considering the age factor.