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Bollywood actor, Vicky Kaushal comes from a humble background. He had worked super hard to be the 'hero' of every hit film. However, Vicky has always respected his father, Sham Kaushal's struggle. For the unversed, Vicky Kaushal's father, Sham Kaushal is a famous action director. He has worked in many memorable films like Dangal, Bajirao Mastani and many more.
For the unversed, in December 2021, the entire Kaushal family was busy celebrating the biggest milestone as their son, Vicky Kaushal married his ladylove, Katrina Kaif. The duo keeps delighting their fans with happy memories of their family.
Recently, in an interview with The Times Of India, Vicky Kaushal's father, Sham Kaushal talked about his stomach cancer journey. He recalled that in 2003, he had come back from Ladakh after completing the shoot of Lakshya when he started having trouble in his stomach. After which, he was admitted to Nanavati, where his stomach was operated on. He shared:
"In September 2003, after I came back from Ladakh after completing the shoot of Lakshya, I started experiencing trouble in my stomach. The shooting of Shyam Benegal's Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was going on and we had an off day for Diwali. I had a lot of pain in my stomach. The next day, I went to Nanavati Hospital for a check-up. I got hospitalized and they had to operate on my stomach. There were many complications. I had been to Nanavati Hospital before with an appendix problem with Nana Patekar. So, the doctors knew me and my condition."
Sham Kaushal further revealed how his stomach had an infection. He was in the hospital for 50 days, after which, he discovered it was cancer. Luckily, it had not spread to the other parts of his body. He said:
"The doctors called Nana Patekar who was shooting in Pune. Nana ji immediately left from there and came straight to the hospital. I was unconscious. There was an infection in my stomach. The doctors had cut out a piece of the stomach and sent it for tests. It was diagnosed as cancer. I was not sure whether I would survive or not. I have not shared this with anyone. I was in the hospital for 50 days. I came back to work after that. They kept testing me for a year. But luckily, cancer did not spread. It’s been 19 years since that incident."
It's been 42 years since Sham Kaushal entered the film industry!