Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.

According to ANI, his wife Saira Banu informed that he was having breathing issues since past few days.

Last month, the legendary actor admitted to the same hospital for routine check-up.

Last year, the screen icon lost his two younger brothers -- Aslam Khan (88) and Ehsan Khan (90) -- due to COVID-19.

Dilip Kumar turned 98 on December 11, 2020. The actor did not celebrate his birthday as he lost his brothers. Speaking about the same, Saira Banu had said, "We have had a catastrophe this year. Dilip sahab lost his two brothers. He doesn’t keep well, neither do I. It’s a difficult time for us, so there is no question of a big celebration. We will simply thank the Lord for the gift of life and health."

Kumar, who made his debut with Jwar Bhata in 1944, has appeared in several iconic films in his career spanning over five decades, including Kohinoor, Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, Ram Aur Shyam, among others.

He was last seen on the big screen in Qila in 1998.

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