Dilip Kumar hospitalised after complaining of breathlessness

7 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Dilip Kumar hospitalised after complaining of breathlessness

Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday after he complained of breathlessness, reports PTI.

Dilip Kumar was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-Covid-19 facility, around 8.30am, his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu said.

“He was unwell on Sunday morning and had breathlessness. He is now here at Khar Hinduja non-COVID hospital for investigations,” Banu told.

According to an update posted on Dilip Kumar’s official Twitter handle, the actor has been admitted to the medical facility for routine tests and investigations.

The screen icon was admitted to the same hospital last month for a regular health check-up. Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Mohammed Yusuf Khan, is considered one of the best actors in Indian cinema. He debuted as an actor in the film ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944.  

In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films. Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967). The actor was last seen in the 1998 film ‘Qila’.