Mithun Chakraborty hospitalised in Kolkata after complaining of chest pain

In an unforeseen medical situation, decorated film icon and political figure, Mithun Chakraborty was hospitalized over the weekend following complaints of chest pain. The 73-year-old actor, who also serves as a leader for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), experienced discomfort early on Saturday morning and was promptly taken to a medical facility in Kolkata for thorough examination and treatment.

As the news broke out, fans and well-wishers of the actor expressed concern, while awaiting an official statement from Chakraborty’s family. Known for his privacy, the family has not yet released any formal communication regarding the actor’s current health status.

The health scare comes shortly after the movie veteran received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in January 2024, in recognition of his significant contributions to Indian cinema. During a heartfelt video message shared last month, Mithun Chakraborty emotionally reflected on his illustrious career, attributing his success to the unwavering support of his fans both within India and abroad.

Mithun Chakraborty’s journey in the film industry spans over five decades. With his debut in Mrinal Sen’s ‘Mrigaya’, he quickly rose to prominence and became most notable for his dynamic roles in hits such as ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Amar Deep’, ‘Dushman’, and ‘Agneepath’. His magnetic portrayal of Jimmy in ‘Disco Dancer’ not only affirmed his status as a dancing sensation but also garnered him international fame, particularly in Russia.

A recipient of four National Awards, Chakraborty’s formidable talent earned him Best Actor for his performances in ‘Mrigayaa’, ‘Agneepath’, and the Bengali film ‘Tahader Katha’, with an additional accolade as Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Swami Vivekananda’ in 1998.

In a recent interview with ETimes, Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mimoh Chakraborty, himself an actor, overflowed with pride for his father’s Padma Bhushan award. He stated that his father truly deserved the honor, expressing his gratitude towards the government and institutions for recognizing Mithun Chakraborty’s contributions to the arts.

Professionally, the veteran actor continued to be involved in cinematic projects. His last appearance was in the Bengali film ‘Kabuliwala’, which premiered in December 2023. Directed by Suman Ghosh, Chakraborty discussed the film’s nuances in an interview with Hindustan Times Bangla. He explained the cultural implications within the movie, which intricately portrays an Afghan who learns Bengali, speaking it with an admixture of Hindi and thereby showcasing the character’s layered identity.

The news of Mithun Chakraborty’s hospitalization has struck a note with fans who have taken to social media to send their beloved star best wishes and a fast recovery. Renowned for his impactful on-screen presence and cultural influence, Chakraborty’s legacy in Indian cinema is seen by many as emblematic of the lived experiences and aspirations of a generation.

Despite the alarming situation at hand, Chakraborty’s family and close associates are said to be by his side, ensuring that he receives the best possible care as he undergoes further medical evaluation and treatment. The nation waits in hope and prayer for the swift recovery of a man who has not only entertained but also inspired countless fans across the globe through his dedication to his craft and his community.

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