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Updated: February 22, 2012 19:29 IST

Amitabh Bachchan undergoes surgery

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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan waves to his fans. File photo
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan waves to his fans. File photo

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan underwent surgery for a stomach ailment at a private hospital in suburban Mumbai on Saturday. His condition is stable and he is likely to be discharged on Sunday.

“It was a minor surgery, but lasted two to three hours. He is in the recovery room and his condition is stable. He is hale and hearty. He is talking. He has to rest it out. If all goes well, he will be discharged tomorrow [Sunday],” the actor's son, Abhishek Bachchan, told journalists at the hospital.

Asked about the nature of the ailment, Abhishek said: “Let me just say that it is a legacy of the past, in particular the accident he had in 1982 during [the shooting of the movie] Coolie.”

The Big B was admitted to the hospital in the early hours of Saturday. He was wheeled into the operation theatre at 9.30 a.m., Dr. Ashok Asthana, vice-president, operations, told a press conference.

“He came to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain. He was examined and some tests were performed on him. It was found that a surgical intervention would relieve him of his pain. His vital parameters were normal,” Dr. Asthana said.

He said the actor's family was with him. The hospital refused to divulge details about the ailment or surgery citing confidentiality agreement.

A battery of media persons and several onlookers converged on the hospital. People from the neighbourhood displayed a placard carrying Mr. Bachchan's photo, which read ‘Get Well Soon!'

Abhishek later tweeted, “Thank you all for your wishes and prayers. The surgery went off well and dad is now in the room resting.”

i salute sir mr bachchanji he is ainspiration for me and all elderly person how lively he is at this age.

from:  sandhya shah
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012 at 14:57 IST

get well soon amit ji..

from:  Banshi Dhar
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012 at 12:32 IST

Amitabji - Best Wishes for your soon recovery.

from:  Vijayasankar
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012 at 11:27 IST

Sri Amitabh Bachchanji is a living icon. He is in real terms a Hero. Thanks for his wonderful acting and pleasant personality which has been a source of inspiration for people across the world withoutthe barring of age,caste and creed. Get well soon sir and be with us on the celluloid. Have a wonderful health and peaceful recovery. We all are with you.

from:  Girish Kumar
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012 at 06:06 IST

Amit sir is known as mega star in the film centre,but actually he is a real star in his life also,what a personality,he is a inspiration for all of us and even for the young genaration,get well soon and have a wonder ful life.

from:  Feroze Shaikh
Posted on: Feb 11, 2012 at 17:29 IST

What is so great in Amitabh going to surgery there are 1000 of people are being operated daily and he does not require a special mention

from:  Guddu Singh
Posted on: Feb 11, 2012 at 15:24 IST

Many many well wish for Bachanji for his recovery.

from:  Nurshing Charan Patnaik
Posted on: Feb 11, 2012 at 11:51 IST
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