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Surgery successful, Big B likely to return home today

Posted by on February 12, 2012 0 Comment

Given his history of ailments, Amitabh Bachchan’s latest abdominal surgery, though minor, was a matter of concern for his fans. The 69-year-old actor has been suffering from various stomach-related illnesses since his near-fatal accident in 1982 while shooting for the film Coolie .

Soon after the procedure, the veteran actor’s star son Abhishek Bachchan stepped out of the lobby of Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri East, where the actor was admitted, and told reporters that his father is recovering well. He also tweeted, “Thank you all for your wishes and prayers. The surgery went off well and dad is now in the room resting.”

The actor was admitted to the hospital around 9 am on Saturday, following a check-up on Friday. The procedure lasted around two hours and was successful.

Dr Ashok Asthana, vice-president (Operations) at the hospital confirmed that there were no complications during the surgery. “All vital parameters of Mr Bachchan are normal. He was cheerful when wheeled into the operation theatre and before going for the operation, he visited a temple on the hospital premises,” he said.

Abhishek confirmed that his father will be discharged from hospital on Sunday.

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