Speaking to reporters, Dr Abdullah Cherakkat, Managing Director at the Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, Calicut said, “The operations to fix fractures on the right hip, right thigh and right forearm were completed successfully by 6 PM yesterday after a seven-hour long operation. He further told media persons that Jagathy Sreekumar was responding well to treatment and ventilator support might be removed this evening.
The car driver, who was also injured has been shifted to a room after his condition improved, he said. Jagathy, who was on his way to Kodagu in Karnataka to shoot for the Malayalam film Idavappathy was seriously injured when his car slammed into a road median at nearby Tenhipalam last Saturday and overturned. Sreekumar's son-in-law Shaon said the family is grateful to the hospital and thousands of people who had prayed for the early recovery of the veteran actor. Jagathy Sreekumar has acted in over 1,100 films. Association of Malayalam Movie Artists President Innocent and actor Vijayaraghavan were among those visited Sreekumar at the hospital yesterday.