Veteran actor Dilip Kumar complains of respiratory problems, hospitalised

Mumbai, Apr 16: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital early today after he complained of respiratory problems. Kumar was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra around 2-2.30 am, hospital sources said.

"I got a call that he was unwell. He had fever and had vomited a few times. He was suffering from pneumonia as well. His white blood cells had shot up. We thought it would be better to admit him to hospital," Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital told PTI.

Dilip Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

Earlier, family sources had said that there is nothing to worry. The 93-year-old legendary actor was born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan but adopted the screen name of Dilip Kumar.

In a career spanning over six decades, the actor gave hits like "Madhumati", "Devdas", "Mughal-e-Azam", "Ganga Jamuna", "Ram Aur Shyam", "Karma" and others.

He was crowned as the 'Tragedy King' for playing a doomed lover in films like "Andaz", "Baabul", "Mela", "Deedar", "Jogan" and others.

He was last seen in the film "Qila" in 1998. Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

Earlier, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.


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