In what was an unfortunate incident, Kannada actor Diganth Manchale suffered an injury to his neck in Goa and was airlifted to a Bengaluru hospital. In a statement by Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru, the popular actor met with an accident in Goa and ended up hurting his spine while he was on a trampoline before being shifted. Diganth was admitted to the hospital for treatment on Tuesday evening and had been vacationing with his wife-actress Aindrita Ray in Goa. In the meantime, Aindrita, on Thursday took to social media to inform that Diganth had undergone surgery and is on the road to a speedy recovery. Posting a picture of her husband, she wrote, "Happy to let you all know that Diganth’s surgery went well yesterday and he is on the road to a speedy recovery! Heartfelt thanks to all the fans, well wishers, friends in the media and KFI for their prayers and best wishes!🙏🏼". Below is the tweet:
Happy to let you all know that Diganth’s surgery went well yesterday and he is on the road to a speedy recovery!
Heartfelt thanks to all the fans, well wishers, friends in the media and KFI for their prayers and best wishes!🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/f2rgyZRIpk— Aindrita Ray (@AindritaR) June 23, 2022
Earlier, NDTV quoted Manipal Hospital's statement as follows: "Mr Diganth arrived at Manipal Hospital, Old airport road, Bangalore at 4:30 pm. He is admitted under Dr Vidyadhara S, HOD & Consultant Spine Surgeon and is being evaluated for his present status. He had sustained a sports injury in Goa two days back and was being treated at Manipal Hospital, Goa prior to this. His investigations are being carried out and the results are awaited."
Speaking to the Times of India, Aindrita's father said, "Yesterday, in Goa, he was doing some sports activity. He was on the trampoline and suddenly he fell on his back. It's a bit serious (injury) as there is a dislocation of the cervical vertebra. His fingers started numbing and since they didn't have the proper equipment (to treat him) they thought they will shift him to Bangalore. But it was not advisable to shift him to Bangalore in this condition." He further stated, "I believe there was some arrangement by the Goa government and they arranged special aircraft for them. They are now on the way to Bangalore right now. They will land at the HAL airport and straight away shift him to Manipal. they will see the condition and most probably do the surgery today itself or tomorrow morning."
Diganth Manchale has made appearances prominently in Kannada films and after he made his debut in the 2006 film, Miss California. He is best known for his performance in the 2008 film, Doodhpeda, opposite Neethu in Gaalipata, and was later seen in Pancharangi (2010), Lifeu Ishtene (2011), and Parijatha (2012).