India: Dalai Lama Undergoes Gall Bladder Surgery

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI

New Delhi, 10 October: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday underwent a gall bladder surgery at Sir Gangaram Hospital here.

The 73-year-old Nobel laureate was admitted to the hospital Thursday after he complained of severe abdominal pain.

The temporal head of Tibetans underwent a laproscopic surgery to remove stones in the gallbladder, Tenzin Takhla, spokesperson of the Tibetan Government in exile told PTI, adding that he is likely to be discharged in a day or two.

The Buddhist leader had arrived in Delhi earlier this week for a routine medical check-up.

He had undergone treatment earlier at Mumbai’s Lilawati hospital for abdominal discomfort.

Originally published by PTI news agency, New Delhi, in English 0854 10 Oct 08.

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