Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai earlier Saturday.
News agency ANI reported that he was admitted to the hospital at 2 am. Dr. Jalil Parkar told the agency that the actor was admitted for a respiratory complaint and that he is not in the ICU. Doctors are reportedly keeping a close watch on him.
“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.
Earlier, family sources had said that there is nothing to worry.
The 93-year-old legend 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.
(With PTI inputs)