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Rakesh Roshan on his surgery for throat cancer: 'All is okay, God is great'

"I've always been a fighter and I believe in karma", said Rakesh Roshan.

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New Delhi Published on: January 09, 2019 16:13 IST
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Rakesh Roshan on his surgery for throat cancer: 'All is okay, God is great'

Rakesh Roshan on his surgery for throat cancer: 'All is okay, God is greatVeteran filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is battling throat cancer. Hrithik Roshan opened up on father's ill health through a social media post leaving fans and friends in a state of shock. He revealed that Roshan senior has been diagnosed with early stage of throat cancer and underwent surgery on January 8, 2019.

Hrithik wrote: “Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldnt miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago, but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him".

After Hrithik's tweet about father's health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too expressed his concern and wished Rakesh Roshan a speedy recovery. Hrithik replied to PM's tweet and thanked him for extending support.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Roshan's brother Rajesh Roshan told Mumbai Mirror, “he is better now and recovering well. We were all very tense about the surgery and the entire family was in the hospital with him. God willing, he will be up in the next three days and should be discharged from the hospital.”

Now, Rakesh Roshan says "all is okay" after he underwent surgery for throat cancer. He will be back home in a day or two. Rakesh underwent the surgery at a hospital in a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday.

On Wednesday morning, he replied in a message: "I am feeling all right, thank you. Surgery is done and all is okay. God is great. I am going to be back home on Friday or Saturday."

A source close to the "Krrish" maker revealed: "Ever since the diagnosis, Rakeshji has been upbeat cheerful and not at all daunted by the setback. He went into surgery with his wife, brother (composer Rajesh Roshan), son Hrithik and daughter Sunaina by his side and the surgery went smoothly. He is expected home by the end of this week."

In an earlier conversation, Rakesh had said: "I've always been a fighter and I believe in karma. I've always tried to do the right things in life. Somewhere I believe your deeds will be reflected in what you get in life. Setbacks, there will be, but I firmly believe God is watching over me and my family."

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