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Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty surgery

First Published: 23rd October, 2020 15:39 IST

Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack on Friday morning and has undergone angioplasty surgery at a hospital in New Delhi. Former India captain and one of

Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack on Friday morning and has undergone angioplasty surgery at a hospital in New Delhi. Former India captain and one of the finest all-rounders that the cricket world has produced, Kapil Dev led India to their first World Cup triumph in 1983.

An official statement from the Fortis Escorts, said that the cricketer is ‘stable now’ and could be discharged in a couple of days time.

”Former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev, Age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night,” said the statement.

”Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days,” the statement added.

The news of Kapil Dev’s heart attack has left the entire social media shocked as fans took to different platforms to wish the 62-year-old a speedy recovery.

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