Big B meets ailing Dilip Kumar in hospital

Sep 24 2013, 13:40 IST
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Amitabh Bachchan with Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu in the hospital. (Twitter) Amitabh Bachchan with Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu in the hospital. (Twitter)
Summary"Went and visited Dilip Saheb, Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar my icon inspiration," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchabn met ailing thespian Dilip Kumar on Monday (September 23), who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai.

Tragedy King Dilip Kumar, who was admitted in a suburban hospital following a heart attack last week, is recuperating in the hospital and is likely to be discharged soon as he is responding well to treatment.

"Went and visited Dilip Saheb, Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar my icon inspiration, who lies in hospital.. He is well and recovers!," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan, who has worked with Dilip Kumar in 'Shakti.'

Dilip Kumar with Amitabh Bachchan

Dilip Kumar's relatives had also posted a video of the veteran actor from his hospital bed showing his wife Saira Banu feeding him.

He further posted on his bog: "I had never met him so... In bed, in hospital, ailing and troubled and harassed by all the medical fuss around him... Dilip Kumar!! the great thespian, the wonder of Indian cinema, the ultimate performer in my eyes, lying there in Lilavati Hospital, recovering from a recent mild heart attack."

Amitabh Bachchan said that his "Shakti" co-star looked happy to see him.

"He seemed cheerful... At least when he saw me... Saira ji warned me that he had been quite irritable and non cooperative throughout the day, and so to excuse any kind of untoward behaviour that he may dole out to me... But he was gracious and kind... Repeatedly he kept saying 'wah' 'wah' and then slipping into repetitions of 'Allah'," Bachchan added.

Amitabh Bachchan also prayed for a speedy recovery of the legendary actor.

"There is talk to bring him back home soon... That bodes well for him and his family... May he recover fully as soon as possible... Our prayers and 'duas' for him," Amitabh Bachchan added.

Dilip Kumar, 90, also thanked his fans for their love and support in the difficult times.

Earlier a string of celebs including actress Shabana Azmi have called on the actor at Lilavati Hospital.

Among those who visited Dilip Kumar in last two days are actors Farida Jalal, Asha Parekh, Raza Murad to name a few, besides minister Rajeev Shukla and others.

The 90-year-old veteran actor has many memorable roles in

films like 'Madhumati', 'Devdas', 'Mughal-e-Azam', to his credit.

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