Veteran actor and former Rajya Sabha member Mithun Chakraborty was diagnosed with a stroke of the brain on February 10. He has been admitted to the Emergency Department of Apollo Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata.
According to a statement released by the hospital, the actor was brought to the hospital around 9.40 am with complaints of weakness in right upper and lower limbs. “Necessary laboratory and radiology investigations were carried out, including an MRI of the brain. He has been diagnosed with an Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke) of the brain. Presently, he is fully conscious, well-oriented, and has consumed soft diet,” the statement read.
According to reports, Mithun’s son, Mimoh Chakraborty, had earlier said that his father was “100% fine” and it was a routine check up.
The actor-turned-politician was recently awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in January. In a video message after receiving the award, Mithun thanked his fans for their unconditional support and love. He added, “After a lot of struggle and hard work, I have finally received such an honour. It is a feeling I can't express. I am dedicating this to all my fans in India and abroad, who have given me unconditional love.”
Mithun made his acting debut in 1976 in the film Mrigayaa for which he won a National Award. In total, he has won three National Awards during the course of his acting career.