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Shyam Benegal undergoes dialysis at home after kidney failure

According to the reports, Shyam said he is not feeling well for a long time and the doctors have advised him to rest.
03:04 PM Mar 10, 2023 IST | APN Live
shyam benegal undergoes dialysis at home after kidney failure

National-award-winning director Shyam Benegal has been undergoing dialysis at home after body his kidneys fail. According to the reports, the health of the 88-year-old director is deteriorating, and due to this, he is not able to go to the hospital for treatment.


Reportedly, the doctors have visited the residence of Junoon director for his treatment. The 18-time national award winner has shared his health update.

According to the reports, Shyam said he is not feeling well for a long time and the doctors have advised him to rest. He further said he is undergoing dialysis at home and is kept under medical observation.


The staff of Shyam’s office said that he was doing good in the past but he hasn’t been showing up to the office for the last 2-3 days. They said the Filmfare award winner is continuously planning for the projects.

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As per the reports, the Padma Bhushan winner is currently making a film titled Mujeeb: The Making of a Nation. The film is based on the life of the first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The film is jointly produced by the Film Division of India and Bangladesh.

Benegal is the current president of the Federation of Film Societies of India. He owns a production company called Sahyadri Films. He has authored three books based on his own films: The Churning with Vijay Tendulkar (1984), based on Manthan; Satyajit Ray (1988), based on his biographical film, Satyajit Ray; and The Marketplace (1989), which was based on Mandi.

Shyam Benegal has received several accolades, including 18 National Film Awards, a Filmfare Award and a Nandi Award. In 2005, he was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in the field of cinema.

In 1976, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country, and in 1991, he was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour for his contributions in the field of arts.

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