Raj calls on Uddhav in hospital,drives him home

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray,51,underwent an angiography at a suburban Mumbai hospital after complaining of severe chest pain

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 17, 2012 12:53 am

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray,51,underwent an angiography at a suburban Mumbai hospital on Monday after complaining of severe chest pain. While he will require further medical attention in the coming weeks following the discovery of three blockages,including two major ones,warring cousin Raj not only cancelled a scheduled visit to Alibaug to visit him in hospital but also drove Uddhav home in the evening.

Uddhav was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra around 7 am on Monday after he complained of breathlessness and chest pain. An angiography was performed soon after.

Hospital sources said he appeared to have suffered a mild heart attack and doctors immediately advised an angiography. They also said the angiogram showed three blockages in his heart.

Estranged cousin Raj Thackeray,who was in Alibaug for a workshop with his party’s elected representatives,rushed back to Mumbai on being informed of Uddhav’s admission. “Not much should be read into his visit. They may be at loggerheads in the political arena but they’re cousins who have grown up together,” a senior Shiv Sena leader said. Raj met his cousin briefly and left,only to return later in the evening. Raj then drove Uddhav out to ‘Matoshree’,the Thackerays’ residence in Bandra (East).

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