Antony hospitalised after light brain stroke; condition stable

Antony hospitalised after light brain stroke; condition stable

The condition of former defence minister A K Antony, admitted to a hospital here after a mild brain stroke, is stable, doctors today said.

The 76-year-old Member of Parliament and senior Congress leader was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital yesterday.

"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 of the hospital said.

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

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

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

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