Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:15:00 GMT | By PTI, Agencies

Dilip Kumar hospitalised

Thespian Dilip Kumar in hospital after feeling unwell

Dilip Kumar (© Reuters)

Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who has been ailing for some time, was admitted to a suburban hospital today.

"Dilip Kumar has been admitted to our hospital, he is in the intensive care unit (ICU) and his condition is stable," Lilavati Hospital spokesperson Dr Naresh Trivedi told PTI.

Dilip Kumar was brought to the hospital at around 8.30 p.m.

The veteran actor, who retired from silver screen in 1998, is best remembered for his variety of roles in 'Aan', 'Devdas', 'Azaad', 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Ganga Jamuna' and 'Naya Daur'.

He was crowned the Tragedy King of Bollywood for playing a doomed lover in films like 'Andaz', 'Baabul', 'Mela', 'Deedar' and 'Jogan'.

In 1976, Dilip Kumar had a five-year break from films. In 1981, he returned with a character role in 'Kranti' and continued his career playing central character roles in movies such as 'Shakti' (1982), 'Karma' (1986) and 'Saudagar' (1991). His last film was 'Qila' in 1998.

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994.

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