Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to a hospital for a regular check-up and will be released today, his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu said on Sunday.

The 98-year-old actor was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Khar suburb on Friday afternoon, Banu said.

“All the tests have been done by the medical team and the sahab (Kumar) is fine. He will be released today. We need your prayers,” Banu told PTI.

The veteran actor’s family friend, Faisal Farooqui, added that Kumar had been admitted to hospital for a regular check-up.

“He was admitted for a routine check-up. There is no (need to) panic or (a) problem. These are routine tests that need to be done from time to time due to his age. is fine, ”Farooqui told PTI.

Last year, the screen icon lost her two younger brothers – Aslam Khan (88) and Ehsan Khan (90) – to COVID-19.

Kumar, who debuted with Jwar bhata in 1944, appeared in several iconic films in his career spanning more than five decades, including Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam, among others.

It was last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998.