Dilip Kumar in hospital after feeling unwell

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati hospital here Sunday evening after he complained of feeling uncomfortable, an aide said, adding he was \"fine\" now.

Published: 16th September 2013 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2013 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar remained in a suburban hospital here, a day after he was admitted following discomfort.

After the thespian was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra last night, his actress wife Saira Bano had told reporters that the actor felt discomfort and was brought to the hospital for observation.

Hospital sources had said late last night that the actor, who turned 90 last December, was in ICU and in a stable condition.

Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (now in Pakistan).

With a film career spanning six decades, he was the first to receive Filmfare Best Actor honour when the awards were started in 1954. With eight wins, Dilip Kumar shares with Shah Rukh Khan the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won in that category.

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

He was also nominated to Rajya Sabha for a term from 2000 to 2006.

In 1998, he was awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan.

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