Bhubaneswar: Leading Ollywood comedian Tatwa Prakash Satapathy popularly known to his lakhs of fans as Papu Pom Pom is reported to be critical. He has been admitted in one of the private hospitals in here.
Sources said that the comedian is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private medical college and hospital here for pancreas-related ailment. The actor is likely to get air-lifted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi tomorrow as his health condition has deteriorated, added the sources.
Notably, Papu fell sick while shooting for the upcoming Odia movie ‘4 Idiots’ in Thailand, following which the shooting was cancelled and he was rushed to Bhubaneswar for medical treatment. Doctor who attended him here advised him for hospitalization and since last Friday night the actor is undergoing treatment for pancreas-related disease.
In his sterling career, Papu Pom Pom, a native of Kaptipada in Mayurbhanj district, has acted in around 15 movies. This apart, he has acted in many television programme.
He was arrested from Puri on June 30, 2016 after a casting couch allegation was leveled against him by the Friends Foundation. The NGO even had helped a minor girl to file case against the actor at Mahila police station for sexually harassing her on the pretext of giving her a break in Ollywood, following which he had to be in jail for around 2.5 months. Later, the High Court granted him conditional bail on August 10, 2016.
Moreover, he had unsuccessfully contested from Champua assembly segment in the last election.