Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was discharged from the hospital on Friday after a successful procedure on his lungs. Wife Saira Banu gave a health update to the media. The legendary star was spotted on a stretcher while his wife, actor Saira Banu waved at the paparazzi. Speaking to the media about Dilip Kumar's health, Saira Banu said, "We are very happy. Fluid has been removed from his lungs. He is going home now. We thank all the supporters for the prayers." Dilip was admitted to the PD Hinduja hospital in Mumbai.
He was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion -- a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure on Wednesday. "With the blessings and prayers of all of you, Dilip Sahab is going to his home from hospital. Your immense love and affection always touches the heart of Sahab,” a post on the official Twitter handle of the actor read. The tweet was shared by his family friend, Faisal Farooqui. The 98-year-old actor was under treatment at the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-Covid-19 facility, since Sunday. Dilip Kumar's last big screen appearance was the 1998 film Qila.