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Obama wishes Prime Minister quick recovery

world Updated: Jan 26, 2009 17:44 IST

US President Barack Obama on Monday wished "quick recovery" of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had undergone a successful coronary by-pass surgery.

Obama, in his Republic day message, said that people of India should know that they have no better friend and partner than the people of the United States.

"It is in that spirit, that I also wish Prime Minister Singh a quick recovery," Obama said in his message.

Singh underwent a successful coronary by-pass surgery to overcome multiple blockages to his heart on Saturday last.

According to his doctors, the Prime Minister was doing fine. Yesterday, he was taken off the ventilator and put on liquid diet.

The President was aware of the Prime Minister's heart surgery. That is why this was included in the message, a White House official told.