The condition of Sharmila, wife of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, was reported to be stable on Wednesday after she was seriously hurt following a dog bite, party sources said.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when one of their two pet Great Danes, Bond bit Sharmila sharply on the face at their house Krushna Kunj in Dadar when Raj was addressing the media.
Sharmila Thackeray. File pic.
Bleeding profusely and in a state of shock, she was rushed to the Hinduja Hospital nearby and had to undergo emergency surgery necessitating 65 stitches on her face.
Later in the evening, she underwent facial plastic surgery to conceal the bite marks, the source said, adding that she was stable now and under the care of plastic surgeon Anil Tibrewala.
When mid-day contacted Dr Anil Tibrewala, he said she is stable and that they are maintaining confidentiality on request. “She is absolutely alright and will also be discharged tomorrow,” said Tiberwala.
It was revealed that the bite was so sharp that the dog's teeth ripped her face and almost touched the facial bones.
The provocation for Bond suddenly attacking and biting Sharmila is not yet clear especially since the family loves canines and have another dog named James, completing the 'James-Bond' pair.
The entire Thackeray family including Raj, son Amit and daughter Urvashi were beside her.
Sharmila, a home-maker, is the daughter of Marathi theatre and film actor-producer Mohan Wagh.