Hrithik Roshan took to social media on Tuesday to share the news that his father Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. The condition is a type of cancer as stated by the website of the reputed MD Anderson cancer research and treatment centre in Texas. Hrithik had mentioned that his father was scheduled to have an operation later in the day, following which thousands of people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed his concern and sent in their wishes for the veteran actor.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi addressed Hrithik and said that he is 'praying for the good health' of Rakesh Roshan. The PM was also all praise for the veteran actor as he called him 'a fighter' and was certain that he will face the challenge head-on. Here's what the PM wrote on the micro-blogging platform,
"Dear Hrithik, praying for the good health of Shri Rakesh Roshan Ji. He is a fighter and I am sure he will face this challenge with utmost courage. @RakeshRoshan_N"
Hrithik too promptly replied to PM Modi's tweet as he thanked him for his concerns and wishes. He also gave an update on his father's health as he said that the surgery has gone well according to the doctors. Here's what the 'Kaabil' actor wrote,
"Thank you, Sir, for your concern and good wishes. I am very happy to inform that according to the doctors his surgery has gone off well."
Hours before this exchange, the actor had taken to the social media platform to share a picture with his father at the gym. It was here that he revealed that he is about to undergo surgery as he shared,
"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."
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