Bollywood’s yesteryear legend Dilip Kumar was hospitalised at the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Saturday morning after he complained of respiratory problems.
Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati hospital said that the actor was admitted around 2am but added that he was not in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
He also stated that the doctors are monitoring him closely.
The 93-year-old actor was presented the Padma Vibhushan in December last year.
The legend was presented with the Padma Vibhushan a medal, a certificate and a shawl by the Home Minister, in the presence of the actor's wife Saira Bano.
Dilip Kumar or Yusuf Khan, the tragedy king of Bollywood, and often described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray, has created an edifice for the modern day Bollywood cinema.
The legendary actor is the first recipient of the Filmfare Award for the best actor in the year 1954.
Devdas, Madhumati, Daag, Ram aur Shyam, Mughl-e-Azam are some of the few trendsetter films the legendary actor has done.