Rajinikanth leaves Singapore hospital, calls Jayalalithaa (Lead)

June 15th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was Wednesday discharged from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore but will remain in the island-country for another month and a half.

Soon after reaching his place of residence from hospital in Singapore, Rajinikanth spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, said a Tamil Nadu government’s release issued here.

Rajinikanth told Jayalalithaa that he wanted to speak to her first after getting discharged from hospital and called her on phone, the statement said.

Wishing Jayalalithaa on her election victory, he told her that he would return in a month and a half.

Expressing her happiness on hearing Rajinikanth’s voice and on his recovery, Jayalalithaa asked him to come back early.

The 60-year-old actor, who made his mark as a character actor in the movie “Aarulirunthu Arupathu Varai” (From Six to 60 Years) was flown to Singapore May 28 and admitted to the hospital the next day.

Sources said the actor’s entire family - wife Latha, two daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya and sons-in-law Dhanush and Ashwin Ramkumar - are in Singapore.

Rajinikanth was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here with fever and fluid retention following acute gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems May 13. He was discharged from hospital May 28.

At the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Rajinikanth underwent advanced treatment, including hemodialysis.

Rajinikanth was earlier admitted to St. Isabel Hospital April 29 after a bout of vomiting, and was discharged in the evening.

On May 5, he was again admitted to the ICU of St. Isabel Hospital after allergic bronchitis and fever.

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