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Dalai Lama reaches Dharamsala

india Updated: Oct 21, 2008 14:55 IST

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has reached this north India hill town from New Delhi where he spent a few days after undergoing gall bladder surgery, his aide said on Tuesday.

"He (the Dalai Lama) reached his official palace on Monday after spending 13 days in the capital," Tenzin Taklha, a senior aide to the exiled leader, told IANS.

"The spiritual guru is in good health... will be back to routine affairs in a few days," he said.

He said the Nobel Peace laureate would visit Japan next month.

Thousands of Tibetans and their supporters carrying traditional scarves, incense sticks and bouquets welcomed the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

The Dalai Lama, 73, was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital October 9, where he underwent a gall bladder surgery the next day. He left the hospital October 16.

In August, the Dalai Lama was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai twice with abdominal discomfort.

The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959 after a Chinese army crackdown. His government-in-exile, which is not recognised by any country, is based in Dharamsala.