Vikram Gokhale's health deteriorates further, actor on ventilator support, say hospital authorities

Published on Nov 26, 2022 01:32 PM IST

Vikram Gokhale's health has slightly deteriorated, the hospital authorities said on Saturday. The actor is currently on ventilator support as well.

Vikram Gokhale (in pic) continues to remain on ventilatory support. (HT file photo)
Vikram Gokhale (in pic) continues to remain on ventilatory support. (HT file photo)

The health of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who is currently admitted to a Pune hospital, has slightly deteriorated. The hospital authorities said on Saturday that the actor continues to be on ventilator support. The 77-year-old actor has been undergoing treatment at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for several days following health complications. (Also Read | Vikram Gokhale's wife Vrushali refutes reports of his death: 'He slipped into coma')

On Thursday, a rumour about his death surfaced on social media following which several Bollywood celebrities including Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Aly Goni, and Jaaved Jaafery among others, took to Twitter to express condolences. His family later denied the rumours of Vikram's death.

According to news agency PTI on Saturday, hospital spokesperson Shirish Yadkikar said, "Noted actor Vikram Gokhale continues to be on ventilator support and (his health has) slightly deteriorated further. He is back on BP support medication."

On Thursday, Vikram's wife, Vrushali Gokhale had shared an update regarding his health stating that he suffered "multiorgan failure." In a statement, Vrushali had said, as quoted by news agency ANI, "Mr Vikram Gokhale is critical since last 24 hours. Doctors are trying their best. He is not responding to the treatment as expected. He has a multiorgan failure."

Vikram, an artist equally at home in theatre, television, and movies, has acted in several Marathi and Bollywood films. The actor made his film made his debut at the age of 26 in 1971 in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Parwana.

Over a career spanning more than 40 years, he has appeared in various films. He featured in Agneepath (1990), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), De Dana Dan (2009), Bang Bang (2014), Natsamrat (2015), Hichki (2018), and Mission Mangal (2019).

In 2010, he received the National Award for Best Actor for his work in the Marathi film Anumati. With the Marathi film Aaghaat, he also made his directorial debut. He was last seen in Nikamma alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani. The film hit the theatres in June this year.

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