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Dalai Lama discharged from New Delhi hospital

Dalai Lama discharged from New Delhi hospital

The Dalai Lama left a New Delhi hospital on Friday after three days of treatment for a chest infection, but the 83-year-old will need several days of rest before returning to his Himalayan base, his spokesman said.

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama was discharged from the hospital this morning,” Tenzin Taklha told AFP.

“He is doing very well now.” “He has recovered from the chest infection he had suffered from and will be taking several days of rest in Delhi before returning to Dharamsala,” he added.

The Buddhist monk, Tibetan spiritual leader and thorn in China's side was admitted to the Max hospital in the Indian capital on Tuesday.




On Thursday Taklha had said that the Nobel Peace Prize winner was already back to his “normal routine” and doing some exercise.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner lives in the northern Indian hill station of Dharamsala, where he has been in permanent exile for six decades along with thousands of others.

In 1959, at the age of 23, he fled the Tibetan capital Lhasa and across the frozen Himalayan border, disguised as a soldier, as Chinese troops poured into the region to crush an uprising.

In India, he set up a government-in-exile and launched a campaign to reclaim Tibet that gradually evolved into an appeal for greater autonomy — the so-called “middle way” approach.

The self-described “simple Buddhist monk” has spent decades criss-crossing the globe mixing with monarchs, politicians and Hollywood actors pressing his case.

His status as a global symbol of peace whose message transcends faith has earned comparisons to visionaries like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

But he has also drawn the fury of an increasingly assertive China, branding him a “wolf in a monk's robe” and accusing him of trying to split the nation.

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