Amitabh Bachchan met ailing actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised on September 15, at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Actor Saira Banu – Dilip Saab’s wife – was also present with her brother. Big B wrote about Dilip Saab on his blog, saying:
“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!
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’..
But he smiled when he saw me and when I held his hand he gripped it like I would never be able to extricate myself from it … strong and full of strength ..
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?”
Big B reportedly visited Dilip Saab at 7pm last evening and spent 30 minutes with him. Dilip Saab has been shifted to the general ward and may get discharged by Wednesday.
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- Dilip Kumar’s condition better: Saira Banu (bollyhoodcelebrities.wordpress.com)