Seasoned actor Manoj Kumar, popularly referred to as Bollywood’s Bharat Kumar, was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai two days back and will be discharged in a day or two, according to a source privy to the actor.
“He [Kumar] was hospitalised two days back and is fine now. He shall be discharged in a couple of days,” added the source.
The 75-year-old reportedly complained of pain in his gall bladder. The actor has not been well for quite some time as he has been suffering from gastronomical problems and reportedly had swelling in the gall bladder.
Speaking to the media gathered at the hospital, the ailing actor told his fans not to worry for his health.
Manoj Kumar is known for making movies based on moral values and patriotism like Shaheed, Upkar, Purab Aur Pashchim, Yadgar, Shor, Roti Kapda aur Makan and Kranti.
Another source revealed that Kumar was saddened by fellow actor and close friend Pran Sikhand’s demise. “I tried getting in touch with Manoj sahib after I heard the news of Pran sahib’s death. I know how close they were,” said the source. “But all his home numbers were unreachable and Manoj sahib does not carry a cell phone. I had no option but to drive down to his bungalow.”
The source added that he was told that Manoj sahib would be attending Pran Sahib’s funeral, however, Manoj sahib didn’t keep that appointment.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2013.
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