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Rajnikant shifted to ICU

Chennai, May 18 (): Showing positive response to the treatment which tackles his chest congestion coupled with kidney and liver related problems  superstar Rajinikanth, who was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre was tonight shifted to the Intensive Care Unit.

This has been done to improve his breathing pattern and that the actor was showing positive response to treatment.

A multi-disciplinary team of doctors is busy, closely watching his vital parameters to assess benefits from multi-pronged treatment strategies, the hospital bulletin said. After the dialysis his kidney functions have been restored.

Meanwhile fans in Tamilnadu and also in Andhra have started conducting prayers for their idol’s speedy recovery. Some fans have resorted to penance and vows. A fan ate cooked rice from the floor of the temple. The Raghavendra ((favourite deity)temple in Chennai is thronged by fans offering special archanas  for the recovery.

The actor’s brother Sathyanarayana was quoted by the media as saying that the heavy smoking and drinking habits had taken toll of his brother’s health and added that it was not the time to go in for causes and look forward to his comeback. A close source reveals that the actor had Family sources reveal that as soon as he stabilises he will be shifted to a hospital in US where a transplant operation could be done.

Rana’s director K S Ravikumar had earlier put up a brave front of him carrying on his work of location hunt etc but after the actor’s family stated that the film was not on their priority, the director refused to comment. According to medical experts if the actor undergoes a transplant operation, then it will take some time for him to get back to acting and that his movements will have to be restricted.