Comedian Sunil Grover was his usual cheerful self as he was discharged from hospital after undergoing multiple heart surgeries. He left the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai on Thursday, days after being admitted following a heart attack.
A video shared on a paparazzo account shows Sunil walking out of the hospital in a white t-shirt and black sweatpants, paired with a plaid shirt. He has a chest band around him as he walks to the car after being discharged from hospital. Spotting the photographers waiting outside, the comedian waved at them, showed a thumbs-up, and made a heart sign with his hands. He also greeted them with a namaste before getting into the car.
Many of his fans wrote “get well soon” for the comedian in the comments section. One of his fans said, “May he get well very soon, he is the heart of any comedy show. His performance sets the bar high. Another worried fan commented, “May he get well soon.. was wondering why he hasn’t been seen for the past few days.”
The 44-year-old actor-comedian was admitted to the emergency room of the Asian Heart Institute on January 8, complaining of chest pain. According to the hospital, Sunil was diagnosed as having a “very minor cardiac episode (NSTEMI) because the level of heart enzyme (teoponin T) was elevated.” He was also positive for Covid-19, they said.
A statement from the hospital read: ‘He was initially managed with medication by Dr Santosh Dora, Senior Cardiologist and Dr Vijay D’Silva Director, Critical Care and Medical Affairs, to stabilize him. Subsequently, 12 days later, he underwent coronary angiography by Dr. Dora.
The statement added: “He showed blockages in all three major heart (coronary) arteries with 100% blockage in two arteries and 70-90% blockage in the third artery. His heart function was normal and luckily there was no damage to the heart muscle.
The actor then consulted Dr. Ramakanta Panda, director of the Asian Heart Institute, who, given the 100% blockage of two arteries, suggested bypass surgery. “Grover underwent four bypasses using both internal mammary arteries from inside his chest. He had a very straightforward post-operative recovery and was discharged on February 3, seven days after the operation. He has recovered well , was walking around and doing her daily activities today,” said the update shared by the hospital.
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“Since he received all the arterial grafts using internal mammary arteries, his long-term results should be good and he will be able to lead a normal long-term life with proper care which should include proper diet, exercise , yoga and medication. He is a positive person with a bright outlook on life,” Dr. Panda added.
Grover is best known for his appearances on Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show, before his spinoffs with Kapil Sharma. Last year, he took part in the Prime Video series Tandav and the ZEE5 comedy series Sunflower.
(With PTI inputs)