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Legendary Actor Dilip Kumar Admitted In ICU, Battles Kidney Failure

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| August 4 , 2017 , 11:55 IST

Yesteryear Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar, who was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai on Wednesday due to complaints of dehydration and urinary problems is now facing kidney failure doctors said on Thursday.

Initially admitted to a ward, the 94-year-old actor was shifted to the ICU as his urinary problems failed to subside.

Vice president of Lilavati Hospital Ajaykumar Pandey said to media, "His kidney functions are yet to normalize. We are closely monitoring his condition. We have not started dialysis as yet".

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The legendary actor is being treated by a team of nephrologists and physicians including Dr. Jalil Parkar and cardiologist Dr. Nitin Gokhale.

In an official statement, Pandey said "His parameters are not stable, but he is not critical either. He is conscious and breathing on his own."

A source told TOI, "The actor's condition is not stable as his creatinine levels are rising. There has not been much improvement in his condition since hospitalization. If the kidney functions continue to deteriorate, it could lead to more complications. In such situations, the heart and lungs tend to get affected next as the toxins start building up in the blood. However, we are hoping the organ regains its functionality."

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Kumar's wife, former actress Saira Banu said, "He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in hospital. The doctors here are taking good care of him," she said.

Kamini Kaushal, Kumar's first heroine who starred opposite him in hit films such as Shaheed, Nadiya Ke Paar, Shabnam and Arzoo, also expressed concern.

"It is very sad that he is suffering so much. Dilip Sahab has been ailing for so many years. Even his sisters who live in the US have come to see him. My prayers are with him for a speedy recovery," she said.