Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to Lilavati hospital here on Saturday morning and is diagnosed with pneumonia, the actor's family friend Udaya Tara Nayyar confirmed.
"He had high fever today (Saturday) morning so we got him to hospital. The actor has pneumonia and the doctors have started the medication," Udaya Tara Nayar 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 said.
"He is stable now, and under observation. The actor is not in ICU. He is doing fine," Nayar informed.
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.
First Published On : Apr 16, 2016 11:20 IST