BJP Veteran LK Advani hospitalised; condition stable, gets discharged

Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Thursday. He was admitted on Wednesday.

Although the condition of the 96 year old BJP founding leader was not known, Dr Sanjay Lalwani, the officiating doctor for Advani, confirmed that he was discharged in a stable manner. He was kept under close observation in the hospital. “L K Advani is stable. He is being evaluated by a team of doctors from different specialities including urology, cardiology and geriatric medicine,” a source told news agency PTI.

Born in November 8, 1927, Advani served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. The former deputy prime minister was hospitalised after three months being conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour. The award was presented by the President Droupadi Murmu at Advani’s home.

The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Home Minister Amit Shah.

LK Advani was born in Karachi and he migrated to India when the partition happened and he settled down in the country. He completed his college from Bombay. He joined RSS in 1942 at the age of 14 years and used to work as a pracharak in Rajasthan when he was a teenager. Advani co-founded the Bharitya Janata Party along with other leaders in April 1980.

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