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Syed Ali Shah Geelani stable after blacking out in his Delhi home

Kashmir leader still in the ICU, a sudden drop in blood pressure led to him collapsing at home

india Updated: Mar 11, 2016 10:30 IST
Rhythma Kaul
Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is admitted in a south Delhi hospital after blacking out  in his Delhi home, is stable.
Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is admitted in a south Delhi hospital after blacking out in his Delhi home, is stable. (Hindustan Times)

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is admitted in a south Delhi hospital after blacking out in his Delhi home, is stable.

“The blackout episode- called syncope- was due to the sudden drop in blood pressure,” say doctors. Geelani has a history of high blood pressure.

Geelani, however, continues to be in the intensive care unit at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, where his condition is being monitored by a team of multispecialists.

The 86-year-old was brought to the hospital on Thursday after he suffered a sudden and complete blackout at his Malviya Magar home. His daughter rushed him to the hospital emergency, where he reported symptoms of uneasiness, breathlessness and pain in chest.

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