Shatrughan Sinha fine but to stay in hospital for few days

Mumbai: Veteran actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, who underwent bypass surgery last week, is doing well but will continue to stay in hospital for few days.

The 66-year-old actor-turned-politician was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri on July 2 after he complained of breathlessness following some paint work at his residence.

Later, blockages were discovered in the coronary arteries and based on medical advice Sinha underwent a bypass surgery on July 18. He is out of ICU now.

"He is doing well and should be going home in a few days," Kokilaben hospital COO Dr Ram Narain told reporters.

Sinha made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with `Sajan` and has acted in over 200 Hindi films, besides some Bengali and Punjabi movies.

Known for his powerful dialogues, some of his famous Hindi films include `Kalicharan`, `Vishwanath`, `Blackmail`, `Dostana`, `Shaan` and `Kala Patthar`.

Later, he ventured into politics and is currently BJP`s Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib in Bihar.

PTI

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