Shatrugan Sinha
Bollywood actor, politician Shatrugan

Actor-turned-politician Shatrugan Sinha was discharged on Sunday from Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, where he had been admitted for over a month following his illness.

"He is absolutely fine. He got discharged today evening at 7.30 pm," Dr Ram Narain, the Chief Operating Officer of Kokilaben Hospital told the Press Trust of India.

The 66-year-old veteran actor underwent a bypass heart surgery on July 16 after blockages were discovered in his coronary arteries.

He was admitted to the hospital on July 02 after he complained of breathlessness, which he initially though had developed due to the ongoing paint work at his residence. A medical examination taken later revealed several obstructions in his heart.

The actor was operated in time and the surgery was performed by Kokilaben Hospital's cardiac surgeon Anvay Mulay. He was then kept under observation for about two days in the Intensive Care Unit.

Sinha is reportedly doing fine and was taken home by his family. He was advised complete bed rest for a short while after getting discharged.

His wife Poonam Sinha, sons Luv, Kush, and daughter Sonakshi took care of the ailing actor and were constantly by his side at the hospital.

"He was supposed to be discharged 10 to 12 days ago after his surgery, but he chose to stay on, after he decided to go in for a cardio-respiratory rehabilitation program," Dr. Narain said. "Instead of going home and coming back to hospital for the program, he thought it was convenient to stay on in the hospital."

Popularly known as "Shotgun" or "Shatru" in the film industry, the actor began his film career with Mohan Sehgal's "Sajan" in 1969.