The wife of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray underwent a surgery on Tuesday after she was bitten on the face by one of the family’s pet dogs at their home in Mumbai. Her condition was reported to be stable on Wednesday, party sources in Mumbai said.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when one of their two pet Great Danes, Bond bit Sharmila sharply on the face at their house Krushna Kunj in Dadar when Raj was addressing the media.
Bleeding profusely and in a state of shock, she was rushed to the Hinduja Hospital nearby and had to undergo emergency surgery necessitating 65 stitches on her face.
Later in the evening, she underwent facial plastic surgery to conceal the bite marks, the source said, adding that she was stable now and under the care of plastic surgeon Anil Tibrewala.
It was revealed that the bite was so sharp that the dog's teeth ripped her face and almost touched the facial bones.
Sharmila had to undergo a plastic surgery and received 65 stitches on her cheeks due to the bite.
The provocation for Bond suddenly attacking and biting Sharmila is not yet clear especially since the family loves canines and have another dog named James, completing the 'James-Bond' pair. One of the world’s tallest dog breeds, the Great Dane is originally of German descent and is usually known for its friendly and affection-seeking nature.
The entire Thackeray family including Raj, son Amit and daughter Urvashi were beside her.
Sharmila, a home-maker, is the daughter of Marathi theatre and film actor-producer Mohan Wagh.