Dilip Kumar battled kidney failure and prostate cancer in his final days

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 7, 2021 11:28 AM2021-07-07T11:28:12+5:302021-07-07T11:28:38+5:30

Bollywood's tragedy king Dilip Kumar breathed his last on Wednesday after struggling with various age-related ailments.According to the reports, ...

Dilip Kumar battled kidney failure and prostate cancer in his final days | Dilip Kumar battled kidney failure and prostate cancer in his final days

Dilip Kumar battled kidney failure and prostate cancer in his final days

Next

Bollywood's tragedy king Dilip Kumar breathed his last on Wednesday after struggling with various age-related ailments.According to the reports, the doctors have revealed that he suffered from advanced prostate cancer which spread to other organs of his body. A doctor from the hospital said that due to prostate cancer, he had water in the pleural cavity which led to his kidney failure. He required blood transfusion multiple times which the doctors carried out till the last transfusion but it did not help.While the fluids accumulated in the pleural cavity had to be removed several times, he also suffered a drop in blood pressure and haemoglobin towards the end. Also, cancer spread in his body, it made it even more difficult for the doctors to treat him.

The actor was bedridden for several months and had become unresponsive in the last few days. One of the doctors treating him, Dr Jalil Parkar, a pulmonologist said, “He passed away at around 7.30 am in the presence of his cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale at 98 due to a prolonged illness. I wished he was with us till he was 100, but God has snatched him away from us. Saira ji took immense care of him during his illness and in the last few years, he was treated by Dr Nitin Gokhale, cardiologist, Dr Anita Patel, urologist and Dr Jaideep Palep, a surgeon and myself.’’ Dilip Kumar acted in over 65 films in his legendary career. Kumar made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata. Three years after, the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan, was the first major hit for Kumar. He was part of the movies like Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967),  Dastaan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He was last seen in Qila in 1998. The veteran actor will be buried with full state honours at a Qabristan in Santacruz at 5 pm today under strict COVID-19 protocols. 

Open in app