Salman Khan pays ailing actor Faraaz Khan’s medical bills

His family was struggling to raise money for his treatment

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Salman Khan has come to the aid of actor Faraaz Khan who is battling for his life at a hospital in Bengaluru. The actor who has been admitted in the ICU had suffered multiple seizures. His family was struggling to raise money for his treatment.

Actress Kashmera Shah took to Instagram to thank Salman for the help and called him the ‘most genuine person in the film industry’. Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “You are truly a great Human Being. Thank you for taking care of Faraaz Khan and his medical bills. Actor Faraaz Khan of Fareb game is in critical condition and Salman has stood by his side and helped him like he helps so many others. I am and will always remain a true admirer. If people don’t like this post I don’t care. You have a choice to unfollow me. This is what I think and fee. I think he is the most genuine person I have ever met in this film industry @beingsalmankhan.”

Faraaz Khan, who starred in films like Fareb and Mehndi in the 1990s, is the son of late Bollywood actor Yusuf Khan.

he details about the actor's health were shared on a fundraising platform by his family members -- Farhad Abousher and Ahmed Shamoon. They said that Khan had been suffering from a cough and an infection in his chest for nearly a year and it aggravated recently.

"The doctor saw his condition and recommended that he gets himself admitted to a hospital as his cough was quite intense and to prevent any further infection, hospitalisation was the best thing to do," Abousher and Shamoon wrote in a statement posted on the fundraising platform  However, Khan suffered seizures thrice when he was being taken to the hospital. It was later diagnosed that he suffered the seizures due to a "herpes infection in his brain that had spread from his chest".

"He was put in the ICU care where after a series of complicated procedures and heavy antibiotics he was brought to stability," the family said.

On Twitter, actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt requested people to donate for the actor's treatment. "Please share and contribute if possible. I am. Would be grateful if any of you can as well," she tweeted.

-with PTI inputs