December 30, 2013 03:21:12 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Christmas holidays proved to be a scary outing for Nikhil Advani and his family members. He had a severe bout of sinus resulted in post medication allergy that threatened to be hazardous. However a quick action by his family resulted in him being admitted to Lilavati hospital, Mumbai, post which doctors immediately put him into ICU.
"He has been under close observation for three days now," informs a source, "He is a fighter and would be out soon."
The news first came into light when his friend and close associate Milap Zaveri posted about his condition on late Saturday night on a micro-blogging site. Coming close on the heels of Farooq Sheikh's untimely death in the morning, it came as a shock and left many B-Town folks in a tizzy. Filmmaker and mentor Sudhir Mishra was amongst those who were heard making enquiries about his condition even post-midnight.
While Nikhil's phone was understandably switched off, his sister Monisha sounded relieved when contacted on Sunday afternoon.
Giving a low-down of what really transpired, she said, "He suffers from a severe sinus condition and it aggravated while he was holidaying. He took some medication which ended up reacting badly. He suffered from serious allergy and was immediately rushed to Lilavati hospital. The doctors there were very prompt and immediately got into action. It's because of them that Nikhil is out of danger now."
She emphasizes though that his condition, when admitted in the hospital, was serious but not critical.
"As a matter of fact Nikhil fought with us not to admit him into an ICU. You know how stubborn he can get," Monisha brings on a nervous laughter, "However he listened to the doctors at least. As we talk, he is in good spirits and is in the kind of high energy that he had during the days of 'D-DAY'."
Doctors are exercising caution on Nikhil's high spirit and advising complete rest till New Year's Eve at least. Though he is expected to be put in a normal hospital room today, continued medication with antibiotics means his holiday festivities would be curtailed.
"It is still okay," Monisha says, "As long as he is kicking and alive, we are relieved. Partying can wait."