Shatrughan Sinha out of ICU

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Mumbai: Shotgun Sinha, as he is popularly known, was taken to the hospital on July 2 after he had complained of breathlessness due to some paintwork at his residence ‘Ramayan’, which has been renovated.

During investigations blockages were discovered in the coronary arteries. Based on medical advice Sinha underwent bypass surgery, Kokilaben hospital COO Dr Ram Narain said. Shatrughan Sinha, underwent a bypass surgery at a city hospital here, was on Thursday taken out of the ICU and shifted to a room where he is expected to stay for some more days. Pahlaj Nihlani, who is a cousin of Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha and regularly visits the actor in hospital said.

The 66-year-old actor-turned-politician was operated upon at Kokilaben hospital in suburban Andheri on Monday last.

Besides his wife, his daughter Sonakshi, twin sons Luv and Kush are looking after him. His elder brothers Lakhan Sinha and Bharat Sinha, who are doctors, are also keeping a close watch on his medical condition.