Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who underwent a coronary by-pass surgery, is making "excellent progress", has been put on semi-solid diet and several of the monitoring lines have been removed, doctors and officials said on Monday.
The 76-year-old Prime Minister "continues to make excellent progress in his recovery following the heart surgery. He sat up this morning and had semi-solid food," PM's Media Adviser Deepak Sandhu said.
Noting that several of his 'invasive monitoring lines' have been removed, she said Singh was undergoing physiotherapy to enable early mobilisation.
"The Prime Minister was conversing with family members and the doctors attending to him," Sandhu said, adding that he was eager to resume work as soon as possible.
Dr Vijay D'Silva, who is taking care of Singh at the ICU at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences since the operation on Saturday, said the Prime Minister was "recovering well and his vital parameters are stable."
On Prime Minister's diet, D'Silva said Singh had taken coconut water and porridge on Monday morning.
Sandhu said the Prime Minister is "deeply touched" by countless 'get well soon' messages sent to him from across the country.
"The Prime Minister is specially overwhelmed by the abundance of good wishes that have come from children, many of whom have prayed for his quick recuperation," she said.