Maharashtra ex-CM Antulay in Breach Candy for kidney ailment

  • Shobhan Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2014 21:26 IST

Former chief minister of Maharashtra and veteran Congress leader AR Antulay has been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital around a month ago for severe kidney ailment.

The 85-year-old leader went into renal failure a year-and-a-half ago.

Dr Geeta Koppikar, medical director of the hospital, said: “He is in ICU but not on ventilator. He is stable."

The hospital did not divulge any other details of Antulay's health.

Mushtaq Antulay, the Congress leader’s nephew and son-in-law, said: “He has been a heart patient for years. He underwent a bypass surgery in 1985 and a pacemaker was fitted in 1993. However, his kidneys started to deteriorate around a year-and-a-half ago.”

The doctors have told the family that the octogenarian is not in a condition to undergo a kidney transplant. According to doctors, his blood pressure is not under control, making it difficult to carry out a dialysis.

“He has been in the ICU for more than a month now. He is mentally alert but can barely talk,” said Mushtaq.

Senior Congress leaders, who were in city to attend their party leader Murli Deora's funeral, visited Antulay in the hospital on Monday.

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