CPM patriarch Jyoti Basu was discharged from a private hospital on Sunday, following improvement in his condition and he returned home.
"Basu is progressing well. The medical board constituted for his treatment met this morning and reviewed his condition and decided to discharge him today," a medical bulletin issued by AMRI Hospital at Salt Lake here.
"The panel of doctors will continue to monitor his progress at his residence from time to time," it said.
Basu would now be kept under watch by specialised doctors round the clock at his residence, sources said.
The 96-year-old veteran Marxist leader was admitted to the hospital last Sunday after he fell unconscious at his Salt Lake residence.