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Dilip Kumar discharged, Saira Banu thanks fans

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Veteran actor was today discharged from hospital, eight days after being admitted for kidney-related ailments.

The actor came out of the hospital on a wheelchair with wife Saira Banu, family friends and doctors.

Saira hugged and kissed the actor on his cheek before asking him to wave to the waiting fans.

The 94-year-old actor was admitted to the city-based in suburban Bandra last Wednesday.

Earlier, Saira took to Twitter to thank fans and doctors for their support and well wishes.

"By the grace of Allah, Dilip Sahab is under the care of Dr Nitin Gokhale, Dr Arun Shah of and Sahab's personal family physicians Dr R C Sharma and Dr S Gokhale, along with the able input of Dr S D Bapat.

"This excellent team has given the green signal to take Sahab home today. My gratitude to fans, friends for prayers, doctors for expert treatment, hospital staff n Sahab's personal attendants for all the care. It is the Almighty God's will and benevolence that I wish to acknowledge in all humility and gratitude," she wrote on the actor's official Twitter page.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 18:28 IST