Veteran South Indian actress Jayanthi was rushed to Vikram hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday (March 25) after she complained of difficulty in breathing. Since then, she has been under observation, and her condition is being monitored at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she has been put on the ventilator.
While rumours started coming in that Jayanthi is no more, her family denied such reports. The Indian Express reported that Jayanthi was shifted out of the ICU on Tuesday and was said to be on the path to recovery.
“She has been suffering from chronic asthma for a long time. When there was some issue with her breathing, the doctors advised to immediately hospitalize her,” Jayanthi’s son Krishna Kumar had earlier told a Kannada news channel. “Jayanthi has been dealing with her asthma problem for more than three decades but it is for the first time, her problem got severe, which required hospitalization,” added Krishna Kumar.
Jayanthi has been suffering from asthma for more than three decades but it is for the first time that her problem got severe.
She has worked in over 500 films in several languages. She ruled the screens from the 1960s to 1980s.
Kannada film industry actors Shivrajkumar, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Vinod Raj, B Saroja Devi and a few others visited Jayanthi at the hospital.