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Dilip Kumar is hale and hearty

Updated: December 29, 2016 4:10 pm

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was discharged from hospital recently after being admitted there earlier this month following a swelling in his right leg. Kumar was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburba Bandra on December 6. “We have brought him home today. He will be resting at home. He is recuperating, he is doing well. Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and prayers,” said actor’s wife and noted actress Saira Banu. The veteran actor turned 94 on December 11 and had a low-key birthday celebration in hospital. Born in Peshawar as Yousuf  Khan, he adopted the screen name Dilip Kumar. He earned the moniker of ‘Tragedy King’ due to the tragic roles he played in films like Mela, Devdas, Dil Diya Dard Liya and others. He was last seen on-screen in film Qila in 1998. The thespian has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

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