Mumbai--Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital in the early hours of Saturday after he complained of respiratory problems.
Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra in Mumbai, around 2-2.30 am, hospital sources 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 told PTI.
Earlier, family sources had said that there was nothing to worry. However, Parkar added that the next 48 hours will be critical for him.
Next 72 hours are important. If he does not recover well in 48 hours, we'll have to shift him (Dilip Kumar) to ICU: Dr. Jalil Parkar— ANI (@ANI_news) April 16, 2016
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.
(With inputs from PTI)
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