Cancer-free Sanjay Dutt performs aarti on Dusshera

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt performed puja at his residence. Video of the actor offering prayers to Maa Durga has been shared on social media by wife Manyata Dutt.

She wrote, "Dedicating this Dussehra to someone who has been such an inspiration not only to me, but to so many others. Life has thrown many difficulties at him, but he has always fought back with patience, grace and love. And when we thought we finally had peace, life threw yet another challenge."

She added, "Today he has once again proven that a positive mind can win and conquer the worst situation with resilience and courage! There is truly no one like you Sanju, you taught me when the going gets tough, only the tough gets going. You are my strength, my pride, My Ram!! #vijayadashami bhava!! Wishing everyone peace and prosperity #love #grace #positivity #dutts #beautifullife #thankyougod."

On October 21st, the ‘Panipat’ actor took to his social media handle to announce that he has defeated the dreaded disease and is now cancer-free.

He wrote, "The last few weeks were a very difficult time for my family and me. But like they say, God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. And today, on the occasion of my kids’ birthday, I am happy to come out victorious from this battle and be able to give them the best gift I can. The health and well being of our family."

He added, “This wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering faith and support from all of you. I am eternally grateful to my family, friends and all the fans who have stood by me and been my source of strength through this trying time. Thank you for the love, kindness and the countless blessings that you have sent my way.

“I am especially grateful to Dr. Sewanti and her team of doctors, nurses and the medical staff at Kokilaben Hospital who have taken such good care of me in the last few weeks. Humbled and grateful. My heart is filled with gratitude as I share this news with all of you today. Thank you.”

Sanjay Dutt was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in August.