Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffers heart attack, hospitalised in Delhi

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffered a minor heart attack on Thursday and has been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi

New Delhi: Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Thursday admitted in a private hospital in South Delhi after he complained of breathlessness and it emerged he had suffered a minor heart attack.

The 86-year-old leader had complained of breathlessness and high blood pressure and was taken to Max Hospital, Saket. 

Sources close to him said doctors are conducting medical tests to ascertain his medical condition. 

"It was a minor heart attack. Thank god, he is stable," spokesman Ayaz Akbar told IANS.

Akbar said Geelani, 86, was admitted to the Max Hospital in Saket in south Delhi where he was "recuperating fast". Geelani has been in Delhi for the past few weeks.

Geelani heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference and is a vocal supporter of Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan.

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