Thursday, December 01, 2005

Amitabh Bachchan is Unwell

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is not well. 63 years old Legendary actor of the Hindi Cinema known worldwide as the BBC Star of the Millenium has suffered from the intestinal infection which resulted in swelling of the Large intestine, a condition called as Colitis.

On 28th November, Amitabh Bachchan complained of a mild stomach disorder in Delhi and got admitted into Escorts Hospital. There the leading cardiologist and Director of Escorts Naresh Trehan said that the Bachchan's illness is nothing but a normal irritation of the intestine. Bachchan came to the hospital with the problems of pain in the abdomen and after the required treatment he was discharged. Soon after he landed in Mumbai he was admitted into the Leelavati Hospital on monday night.

Seeing his condition the doctors advised him to get operated and he underwent a surgery on evening of November 30. Now 63 year old Bachchan is in the intensive care unit and his condition is seen as stable. He was operated on by gastro-intestinal surgeon Dr P Jagganath of Leelavati Hospital.

It was reported that the nearly three-hour operation for the infection, inflammation and perforation in the small and large intestine was successful. A team of surgeons also removed some old tissues which were the remnants of the injury the actor had sustained during the shooting of film Coolie in 1982.He will remain under observation for the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile all this happening got an extensive media coverage. The first family of bollywood was absolutely silent on the issue and did not attempt to make a hue and cry out of it. Even Amitabh Bachchan told people that he is fine and his health is secondary when compared to other issues which the nation needs to take care of. Almost all the news channel covered minute by minute news of Amitabh's illness and it became the headlines in most of the news papers shadowing the news of SENSEX crossing 9000.

I wish Amitabh Bachchan, my idol, a speedy recovery and hope that god gives him enough strength to perform and enthrall audiences in future.

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