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Geelani undergoes medical tests in Delhi stable

The Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani, was flown to New Delhi on Thursday, underwent several medical tests and examination by the doctors on Friday.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2014 18:24 IST
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The Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani, was flown to New Delhi on Thursday, underwent several medical tests and examination by the doctors on Friday.


According to family, the 84-year-old Geelani was asked to undertake a few medical tests for a proper medication and Geelani has lost 10 kgs of his weight.

His health deteriorated in the last 10 days following chronic bronchitis, it worsened further because of fresh snowfall which forced the family to shift him to Delhi.

"He is stable now," said a family member on the condition of anonymity.

Geelani suffers from multiple ailments. His kidney and gallbladder has been removed in two separate surgeries.

In 2007, half of his lone kidney was removed after it developed malignancy. The separatist leader is on a pace-maker implanted in 1997. Besides, he is also suffering from bronchitis.

Meanwhile, in a special meeting of Hurriyat constituent in Srinagar, several separatists hailed his move to decline state chopper offered by the government after heavy snowfall disturbed the air traffic.

“Geelani has always given preference to the cause over his personality. He will never compromise over these issues,” said a spokesperson.

Ailing Geelani was declined passport by the Indian government in 2007 when his kidney malignancy was detected. He wanted to treat it abroad. However, the government has been generous this time to offer him chopper service and may allow him to travel abroad for any specialised treatment.