Mithun Chakraborty Health update: Actor suffers stroke hospital says ‘he is fully conscious well-oriented’


The city of Kolkata recently encountered a moment of concern for fans and well-wishers of Indian cinema when the renowned actor and political figure Mithun Chakraborty experienced a health scare. The legendary actor, who has endeared himself to millions with his powerful performances on screen, was admitted to Apollo Hospital after suffering from distressing symptoms. In the wake of this event, the hospital provided a reassuring update regarding his current health status.

According to the hospital’s formal communique, “Shri Mithun Chakraborty (73), National Award-winning actor, was brought to the Emergency Department of Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata, at about 9.40 am. Shri Chakraborty was exhibiting weakness on the right side of both his upper and lower limbs. Upon his admission, the medical team conducted a series of necessary investigations that included laboratory tests and brain imaging in the form of an MRI. The diagnosis that emerged was an Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident, more commonly known as a stroke, affecting the brain. Presently, we can confirm that Shri Mithun Chakraborty is fully conscious, well-oriented, and has partaken in a soft diet.”

The hospital further elaborated on the actor’s ongoing healthcare management, indicating that Chakraborty is under the meticulous observation of a multidisciplinary medical team. “He is being continuously evaluated by an experienced team of specialists, including neuro-physicians, cardiologists, and a gastroenterologist,” the statement read, attesting to the comprehensive care he is receiving.

Contrasting the hospital’s statement on the gravity of Chakraborty’s condition, his son, Mimoh Chakraborty, attempted to alleviate public worry in a statement to Indian Express, remarking, “He is 100% fine, and it’s nothing beyond a routine check-up.”

Mithun Chakraborty’s contribution to the Indian film industry spans over an illustrious five decades, marked by diverse and memorable roles in countless films such as ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Amar Deep’, ‘Dushman’, and ‘Agneepath’. His electrifying presence in the blockbuster ‘Disco Dancer’ not only cemented his status as an icon in the film industry but also garnered him international fame, extending his popularity to countries like Russia.

Chakraborty’s work has been consistently recognized for excellence with four National Awards to his name. He has earned the coveted Best Actor award for his groundbreaking roles in ‘Mrigayaa’ (1976), ‘Agneepath’ (1990), and the Bengali film ‘Tahader Katha’ (1992). Moreover, he has been awarded Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal in ‘Swami Vivekananda’ (1998). The actor’s dedication to his craft and his indelible impact on Indian cinema was recently celebrated with the awarding of the prestigious Padma Bhushan in January 2024.

On receiving the Padma Bhushan, Chakraborty expressed his heartfelt gratitude through a video message. “After navigating years filled with struggle and hard work, I have finally been bestowed with such an honor. Words fall short to express what I feel at this moment. This recognition I dedicate to all my supporters in India and overseas, whose love has been unwavering and unconditional.”

The news of Chakraborty’s hospitalization is met with a collective hope for his swift recovery. Admirers of ‘Mithunda’, as he is affectionately called, are eager to see him in good health and spirits, continuing to inspire with his powerful legacy in the world of cinema and beyond. As the medical team at Apollo continues to monitor and treat the cinematic stalwart, the nation watches on, sending their best wishes for his speedy healing.

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