Shatrughan Sinha recovering: Son

The veteran Bollywood actor has been in the hospital for a month but will soon be discharged

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Indian Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha poses at the premiere of the film “Sadiyaan” in Mumbai late March 16, 2010. AFP PHOTO/STR

Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, who has been in hospital for the past month, is recovering after a bypass surgery and will be discharged soon, his son Kush said.

Kush said: “Dad is doing great. He is much better now. There is good progress in his health. No complaints from our end.

“The discharge date is not yet confirmed. But the doctors have given the green signal. It’s just that he is getting good rest over here, so it is up to him and us. It can be any time soon,” he further added.

The 66-year-old was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in suburban Andheri on July 2 after he complained of breathlessness.

During investigation, blockages were discovered in the coronary arteries and based on medical advice, he underwent surgery.

Bihar-born Sinha is fondly called Bihari Babu and Shotgun and he is also known for his voice that helped him carve a niche for himself in Bollywood after making a debut in 1969 with Sajan. Some of his popular Hindi films include Kalicharan, Vishwanath, Blackmail, Dostana, Shaan and Kala Patthar.

In his over four-decade long career, he has acted in over 200 Hindi films, besides being a part of Bengali and Punjabi movies.