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Actor A K Hangal in critical condition

August 25, 2012 13:09 IST

Distinguished character actor A K Hangal, who has been hospitalised for over a week now, remains in critical condition, his family said on Saturday. 

The 98-year-old was admitted to Asha Parekh hospital in suburban Santacruz on August 16.

"He is in the ICU. He is not on ventilator. But he is on oxygen mask. His condition has worsened on Saturday," Hangal's son, Vijay, told PTI.

The doctors have told the family that he is in a critical condition.

Hangal slipped and fell down in his bathroom on August 13, fracturing his right femur (thigh) bone. Later when he was to undergo surgery, it was observed that he has several complications from chest problem to breathing.

The yesteryear actor, who has acted in over 200 films, is best known for character oriented roles in films like Namak HaramSholayShaukeen,AainaBawarchi and others.

Recently, he returned to face the studio lights after seven long years for TV Series Madhubala.

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