Mumbai: It would surely have been a nightmarish experience for Raj Thackeray family after their pet dog attacked the lady of the house Sharmila. The injury was so serious that she had to undergo emergency surgery necessitating 65 stitches on her face.
Sharmila Thackeray later underwent facial plastic surgery to conceal the bite marks. She is recuperating under the care of noted plastic surgeon Anil Tibrewala at the Hindjua Hospital.
The bite was so sharp that the dog's teeth ripped her face and almost touched the facial bones.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when one of their two pet Great Danes, Bond – the other being James - bit Sharmila sharply on the face at their house Krushna Kunj in Dadar when Raj was addressing the media.
Bond's sudden attack on Sharmila has come as a shock to the family as the family is known for their love for canines.
Raj, son Amit and daughter Urvashi are beside her at the hospital.
Sharmila, a home-maker, is the daughter of Marathi theatre and film actor-producer Mohan Wagh.