Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has undergone a bypass surgery at the Kokilaben hospital on Monday and will continue to stay there for a few days. The 66-year-old BJP leader was admitted to the hospital in suburban Andheri on July 2 after he complained of breathlessness due to some paint work at his residence.
Talking to PTI, Dr Ram Narain, the COO of the Kokilaben hospital said, "He was admitted to hospital for severe breathlessness. During investigations blockages were discovered in the coronary arteries. Based on medical advice he underwent bypass surgery."
According the hospital sources, Shatrughan Sinha underwent the bypass surgery on Monday morning and the operation was conducted by cardiac surgeon Dr Anvay Mulay. Dr Ram Narain said, "He is fine now and on the road to a speedy recovery. He has thanked all his well wishers for their unconditional love and support." He added the actor would remain in hospital for a week following the surgery.
However, Shatrughan Sinha made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with Sajan and has acted in over 200 Hindi films, besides being a part of some Bengali and Punjabi movies. He is known for his powerful dialogues. Kalicharan, Vishwanath, Blackmail, Dostana, Shaan and Kala Patthar are some of his popular Hindi films. Later, he ventured into politics and is currently BJP's Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib in Bihar.