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Veteran Actor Dilip Kumar Hospitalised; Stable Now

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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati hospital today evening (September 15), after he had a mild heart attack.

At around 9 pm, actor Dilip Kumar was taken to intensive care unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital in Bandra West.

The actor's manager told IANS, "He was feeling uncomfortable today evening so we got him to Lilavati hospital. Now his routine check up is going on. We will be able to talk only tomorrow morning, but he is fine."

"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 was quoted as saying.

Dilip Kumar, famously known as Tragedy King, was born on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (Pakistan). He debuted as an actor in the movie Jwar Bhata (1944), which was produced by Bombay Talkies. His career has spanned six decades and over 60 films. He is the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954). The other superstar with whom he shares the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won (eight awards) for that category is Shahrukh Khan.

For his contribution to the Indian cinema, Dilip was awarded the Padma Bhushan (1991) and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1994). He was also nominated to Rajya Sabha for a term from 2000 to 2006.

Dilip is married to actress beauty queen Saira Banu.

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