Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was discharged from hospital today 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,” the actor’s wife and noted actress Saira Banu told PTI.
The veteran actor turned 94 on December 11 and had a low-key birthday celebration in hospital. Kumar made his debut in acting with “Jwar Bhata” in 1944. He entertained the audience with films like “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Ganga Jaumna”, “Devdas”, “Andaz, Babul”, “Aan”, “Amar”, “Shaheed”, “Naya Daur”, “Madhumati”, “Ram Aur Shyam”, “Shakti”and “Mashaal” others.
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.