A family friend of screen legend Dilip Kumar, Faisal Farooqui Monday refuted reports that the actor has again contracted lung infection.
The 95-year-old actor was early this month admitted to the Lilavati Hospital for treatment for mild pneumonia. This, after he was also brought to the hospital with a chest infection in September. After spending days in the ICU, he was discharged.
Farooqui rubbished a couple of reports claiming that Kumar was being treated for the ailment at his residence.
“This news is not true. @TheDilipKumar is fine. Pls don’t spread rumors. Dilip Kumar sahab is doing well- at home in the company of his loved ones. -FF,” he tweeted from the actor’s official Twitter account.
Farooqui also called out an online portal for spreading “mischievous posting and fake commentary” about Kumar’s health.
Popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, Dilip Kumar made his Bollywood debut with Jwar Bhata in 1944. In a career spanning more than five decades, he went on to deliver unforgettable films like Madhumati, Devdas, Andaz, Aan, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam and Mughal-e-Azam.
Kumar was last seen in 1998 film Qila. A recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Kumar was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
(With PTI inputs)