Dilip Kumar had advanced prostate cancer that had spread in other organs of his body, doctors have said.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away early on Wednesday morning in Hinduja hospital, Khar, in Mumbai.
The actor, aged 98, was admitted to the hospital for the last 15 days. Doctors said his treatment was ongoing for the last 3-4 months now. He suffered from advanced prostate cancer that had spread in other organs of his body.
“He had water in the pleural cavity, and he suffered kidney failure. He required blood transfusion multiple times. We carried out the last transfusion but it did not help,” a hospital doctor said.
The actor was bedridden for several months and had become unresponsive in the last few days. “The fluids accumulated in the pleural cavity had to be removed several times,” the doctor said. He suffered a drop in blood pressure and haemoglobin towards the end. “The cancer spread made it difficult to treat him,” the doctor said.
Joy Chakraborty, COO of PD Hinduja hospital confirmed the actor’s death on Wednesday between 6.30-7 am.
Pulmonologist Dr Jalil Parkar, who treated Kumar for a long time in Lilavati hospital said the actor was suffering from several old age-related issues.
Dilip Kumar has acted in films like Saudagar, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Karma and Naya Daur amongst several others.
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