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Dilip Kumar hospitalised after dehydration, urinary tract infection

Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:58 PM, & Agencies

Dilip Kumar

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was on Wednesday admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra, Mumbai after suffering from dehydration and urinary tract infection, a relative said.

"He was admitted due to dehydration and urinary tract infection. He is not in the ICU... He is in a normal room. He is fine now, there is nothing to worry," Kumar's nephew Rehan told PTI.

"He is under observation and expected to be in the hospital for two days," he said.

Dilip Kumar despite old age is active on social media. The last message posted on his Twitter account is on June 28, 2017.

Born in Peshawar, now in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf Khan, entered the Indian film industry in the black-and-white era and became a name to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s.

Apart from films like "Aan", "Daag", "Madhumati", "Paigham", "Leader" and "Ram Aur Shyam", his cinematic gems range from the tragic story of "Devdas", the historical love saga "Mughal-E-Azam" to the dacoit drama "Ganga Jamuna".

After working for about six decades, he stepped away from the arclights in 1998. His last movie was "Qila".

The veteran actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema, in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second-highest civilian award, in 2015.

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