'Ek nek rooh insaan, Azeem fankaar': Dharmendra urges fans to pray for Dilip Kumar's recovery

Dharmendra also posted a photo of himself with Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu. For the past two days, the senior actor has been unable to breathe and has been hospitalised to a Mumbai hospital.

Since the news of megastar Dilip Kumar's illness surfaced, people have been praying for his quick recovery on social media. Dharmendra Deol, a veteran actor, also asked fans to pray for his health on Monday.

The 85-year-old actor took to Twitter to post a candid flashback photo of himself sitting with Dilip and his wife Saira Banu.

Along with the priceless throwback picture, he wrote, "Dosto, Dalip Sahab ek nek rooh insaan...ek azeem fankaar ke liye aap ki rooh se uthi duaen zaroor bar aayengi, ji jaan se Shukriya Aap sab ka," using folded hands emoticon.

The actor shared a rare monochrome photo from his youth on Sunday. Dharmendra was seen hugging Dilip and posing for the camera in the throwback photo.

"Maalik se Dua keejiye mere pyaare bhai ...hamare Yusuf Sahib jald sehat yaab ho jaayen," he wrote alongside the picture.

Dilip Kumar, the tragedy king, was admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital in Khar, Mumbai, on Sunday and was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion. He is currently on oxygen support in the ICU ward, however his condition is said to be stable.

For the past two days, the megastar has been having trouble breathing and has been brought to the hospital. "Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion and placed on oxygen support in ICU ward," said Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at the hospital.

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The actor's condition is stable, according to the doctor, who also said, "His health has now stabilised. He is not on a ventilator despite being in ICU. We are doing everything we can to ensure that he recovers quickly and returns home.

Later, Dilip Kumar's official Twitter account tweeted the news about the veteran actor's health, cautioning followers not to trust WhatsApp forwards.

The tweet read, "Don't believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heartfelt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days. Insh'Allah."

In recent years, the celebrity has been dealing with age-related health difficulties. The 98-year-old actor was taken to the same hospital last month for two days for routine exams and tests.