Wednesday 21 August 2019

Dalai Lama in hospital with chest infection

The 83-year-old was said to be feeling better now.

A spokesman said the Dalai Lama is feeling better (Niall Carson/PA)
A spokesman said the Dalai Lama is feeling better (Niall Carson/PA)

By Associated Press Reporters

The Dalai Lama has been taken to hospital in the Indian capital with a chest infection.

Spokesman Tenzin Taklha said the Dalai Lama is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital.

The Tibetan spiritual leader flew from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors in New Delhi and was taken to hospital on Tuesday.

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tHE Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule (Niall Carson/PA)

The north Indian hill town has been his headquarters since he fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

Mr Takhla said on Wednesday the 83-year-old Dalai Lama was feeling much better now.

The Dalai Lama spends several months a year travelling the world to teach Buddhism and highlight the Tibetans’ struggle for greater freedom in China.

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