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AK Antony hospitalised after suffering light brain stroke

AK Antony was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Wednesday.

AK Antony was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Wednesday.
Congress Leader AK Antony. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Jain)

Former defence minister A K Antony, who suffered a minor brain stroke, has been admitted to a hospital here, and his condition is stable at present, doctors on Thursday said. The 76-year-old Member of Parliament and senior Congress leader was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Wednesday.

“He had suffered a mild brain stroke following which he was brought here. His condition is stable at present, and no surgery is required at the moment,” a senior doctor at the hospital said.

Antony had been admitted into the Nursing Ward of the hospital under the care of Dr R S Tonk, the doctor added.

The former defence minister and Kerala chief minister was admitted to the Centre-run hospital after he “suffered a minor brain haemorrhage” when he had a fall in his house, a hospital doctor, who did not wish to be named, had said yesterday.

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Antony, defence minister in the previous UPA government, served in that position for seven-and-a-half years, the longest stint so far for an Indian defence minister.

“A stroke is not that common at his age, but he had some co-morbid conditions, which could have triggered it,” the senior doctor said, when asked about his condition.