Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was late last night admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai after he complained of respiratory problems. According to reports, Dilip Kumar was admitted at around 1 am, hospital sources said.
Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital who is treating the 93-year-old 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."
As of now he has been shifted to geberal ward, He is having his food and also talking. However, doctors say that next 72 hours crucial for the actor. Doctors also said that considering his age if require will be admitted to ICU.
Earlier, family sources had said that there is nothing to worry.
In a career spanning over six decades, the actor who is also called the 'Tragedy King' of Bollywood 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.
The legendary actor was born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan but adopted the screen name of Dilip Kumar.