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Superstar Rajinikanth underwent a Carotid Artery revascularisation procedure on Friday and is likely to be discharged from the hospital after a few days, said the Chennai's Kauvery Hospital in a statement. 

“Rajinikanth was admitted following an episode of giddiness. He was thoroughly evaluated and was advised to undergo Cartoid Artery revascularisation," the hospital said in a statement. 

“Procedure was performed successfully today. He is likely to be discharged from the hospital after few days," it added. 

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Dr J Amalorpavanathan, a noted senior vascular surgeon who has served in several government medical institutions for decades, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI that the CAR is "a procedure to restore blood supply to the brain." 

On Thursday, sources close to the actor had said that he was in a city hospital for a "routine health check-up." 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin wished the superstar a speedy recovery. "Get well soon...," the Chief Minister said, conveying his wishes to the actor for an early recovery. 

Rajinikanth's next flick, "Annaatthe" (Elder brother), an action movie and directed by Siva, is all set for theatrical release on Deepavali (4 November).

The 70-year old actor had visited the national capital earlier this week to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He also called upon President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

The actor's wife, Latha Rajinikanth accompanied him.

With inputs from agencies. 




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