Shajith Koyeri, a National Award-winning sound designer, worked with Aamir Khan in his blockbuster Dangal. Koyeri recently suffered a stroke and had to be rushed to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital, where his family alleged, he was left unattended by doctors for several hours.
Faced with utter desperation, the family had no option but to seek’s Aamir Khan’s intervention. Aamir arrived at the hospital at the midnight of Thursday and had 44-year-old Koyeri shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri.
A report by Mumbai Mirror said that Aamir got in touch with Anil Ambani’s family soon after Koyeri’s family authorised him to take a decision on their behalf. The award-winning sound designer was shifted to the hospital in Andheri around 3 am on Friday morning. His condition is said to be stable now.
Koyeri, who won National Film Awards for Omkara, was rushed to the ICU at Lilavati Hospital on Thursday. However, his brother-in-law alleged that there were no doctors around to examine him for nearly six hours even as his condition worsened. “Is this how you treat a patient who has suffered a stroke?” asked Koyeri’s brother-in-law, Sudhir Manikoth.
Denying the charges of neglect, Dr Hemant Mehta, consultant nephrologist, said, “He was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. He also suffered from piles, and had to be given blood transfusion to make up for the blood loss.”
Although Aamir Khan has not officially reacted either to deny or confirm the reports, Koyeri’s sister, Neesha, reportedly expressed her gratitude to the Dangal actor.
She said, “Had he not been there, who knows how bad it could have got?”