Vikram Gokhale’s health showing ‘steady improvement,’ likely to be off ventilator support soon

Veteran Indian actor Vikram Gokhale is reportedly showing steady improvement. The actor was hospitalized earlier this month and has been on a ventilator since then. 

On Friday, PRO Shirish Yadgikar, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Pune, updated the press about the veteran actor’s condition. 

“Actor Vikram Gokhle’s health is improving, is showing slow but steady improvement. He is opening his eyes, moving his limbs and is likely to be off ventilator support in the next 48 hours. His BP and heart are stable.”

Gokhale has been in a hospital in Pune for some time now and is on a life support system. In the early hours of Thursday, a rumour about the veteran’s death surfaced on social media following which several Bollywood celebrities including Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Aly Goni, Jaaved Jaafery among others, took to Twitter to express condolences.

Dr Dhananjay Kelkar, from Deenanth Mangeshkar Hospital where presently he is undergoing treatment, denied the rumours of the passing away of the veteran actor and said, “Not true.”

Gokhale’s daughter, on the other hand, told ANI, “He is still critical and on life support and has not passed yet. Keep praying for him.”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, Gokhale has appeared in various Marathi and Bollywood films, including ‘Agneepath,’ starring Amitabh Bachchan in 1990, and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 1999.