Last updateTue, 17 Mar 2015 2pm

Bollywood veteran Dilip Kumar admitted to hospital "complaining of chest pains"

Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai Sunday after complaining of chest pains.

A spokesman for the Lilavati Hospital told the Press Trust of India that the star is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the hosptial.

Kumar, 90, known as the 'King of Tragedy', essayed iconic roles in classics like Devdas, Madhumati, Mughal-e-Azam and Ganga Jamuna.

Born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11, 1922, in Peshawar (in present-day Pakistan), Kumar's acting career spanned six decades and more than 60 films. 

He was the first to receive the Filmfare Best Actor honour when the awards were inaugurated in 1954 and, with eight gongs, shares the record for most wins with Shahrukh Khan.

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

He was also nominated to Rajya Sabha for a term from 2000 to 2006.

In 1998, he was awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan.

- Agencies



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