Hurriyat leader Geelani in hospital after a minor heart attack; stable

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2016 20:09 IST
File photo of separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani addressing a news conference in Srinagar. (AFP Photo)

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, 86,was admitted to Delhi’s Max Devki Devi Hospital on Thursday after a minor heart attack.

He is under observation in the intensive care unit (ICU) , but his condition is stable.

Geelani was admitted with complaints of breathlessness. He has had a history of high blood pressure.

Family sources from Delhi said the ailing leader was driven to Escorts Hospital in the morning for a routine health check up. He was at his Malviya Nagar residence after returning from Escorts when he complained of uneasiness.

It was there that he suffered a heart attack. His daughter who was attending to him drove him to Max Hospital which is the closet to his residence. He was shifted to the ICU.

A spokesperson for Max Hospital confirmed Geelani was admitted in the hospital and that he was under constant monitoring of a multi-speciality team.

“Mr Syed Ali Shah Geelani was brought to Max Hospital, Saket, emergency with an episode of syncope (fainting). He is at present stable and under evaluation by the cardiology and neurology team of the hospital,” read the statement from Max.

Geelani has been in Delhi for the past few weeks.

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