CID's Dinesh Phadnis battles for life after heart attack: report

Actor Dinesh Phadnis, who played Fredericks in the long-running crime series CID, reportedly suffered a heart attack and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai. According to a report by, the cast and crew of CID were recently made aware of his health condition, following which many of them dropped by the hospital on Saturday to inquire about his health condition. Also read: Inside the CID meeting of inspectors Daya, Abhijeet and Fredricks

The health status of Dinesh Phadnis

Actor Dinesh Phadnis is in the headlines due to his poor health.

“Dinesh Phadnis is fighting for his life with ventilator support,” a source told the portal. The report added that Dinesh's condition improved slightly on Saturday compared to his “critical condition” on Friday evening. Dinesh is in his late fifties. The actor is currently undergoing treatment at Tunga Hospital in Mumbai, it said.

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After a paparazzo shared a post about Dinesh Phadnis' health condition, many wished the actor a speedy recovery. One Instagram user wrote: “Let's hope for his speedy recovery.” A second said: “Get well soon.” A third commented: “Fredericks needs our prayers (folded hands emoji).”

More about Dinesh Phadnis' career

Dinesh became a household name by portraying the character Fredericks on CID and was a part of the series for almost 20 years. CID, led by actor Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman, went on air in 1998 and was one of the longest-running television shows in India. The series aired on Sony TV for 20 years.

Apart from CID, Dinesh was also seen in a cameo role in the hit TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He has also played small roles in a few films. Dinesh has appeared in Hindi films like Sarfarosh and Super 30.

Dinesh often shares pictures from his shoots as well as his personal life on Instagram. The actor is quite active on social media and documents everything from birthdays with his daughter and wife to get-togethers with his friends and co-stars. Dinesh also continues to post pictures of his health and fitness journey on Instagram.

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