His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, made the announcement on Twitter, writing: “🙏🏽 my father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest Covid-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him. 🙏🏽”
He also gave an update on his status, as well: “I, Unfortunately due to some comorbidities remain Covid-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. 🙏 I’ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise. 💪🏽”
Both were hospitalized July 11.
The Bachchans are often called Bollywood’s first family.
Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter — who both also contracted the virus — left the hospital last week after recovering.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.
Amitabh Bachchan’s wife, Jaya, is also an actress and a one-time member of Parliament. She did not contract the coronavirus.
The elder Bachchan has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.