Legendary Bollywood Actor Dilip Kumar Admitted To Lilavati Hospital For Pneumonia

| October 8 , 2018 , 17:48 IST

Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar was admitted in Lilavati hospital on Sunday. The 95-year-old actor is being treated for recurrent pneumonia.

Kumar’s family friend Faisal Farooqui shared the news on the actor’s official Twitter handle. “Want to inform The Dilip Kumar has been admitted to hospital last night. He’s being treated for recurrent pneumonia. Praying, will keep you updated on Twitter."

In September this year, the actor was admitted to hospital for the treatment. Farooqui had said that he was suffering from a chest infection. He had tweeted: “Saab has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital as he was bit uneasy due to a chest infection. He’s recuperating. Requesting your duas and prayers.”

Earlier in 2017 the actor was admitted to the hospital due to kidney issues. In December 2016, the Padma Vibhushan awardee was brought in for a swelling in his right leg and in April last year, he took ill with pneumonia, but made a quick recovery in two days.

He is Known as the ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, Kumar has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986) and many more  movie. The 'Tragedy King' title was given to the actor because of his heart touching and emotional films.