Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bhupen Hazarika hospitalised

The Telegraph -30 June, 2011
Mumbai, June 29: Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika was today admitted to the intensive care unit of the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital after he complained of breathlessness and drowsiness.

His condition was described as stable by the doctors.

Hospital doctors said Bhupen was admitted to the hospital about 1.30am and was kept under observation in the intensive care unit of the hospital, located in Versova in Mumbai’s western suburbs.

“He was admitted in the wee hours after he complained of shortness of breath and a bit of drowsiness. We have kept him under observation. He was given some nasal oxygen, but he is not on ventilator. He is stable at the moment,” Dr Ram Narain, chief executive officer of the hospital, told The Telegraph this evening.

Dr Narain said the 85-year-old music composer and singer had a bypass surgery in the same hospital two years ago, and suffers from heart disease.

“There was some concern when he couldn’t breathe properly. But he had no other complaints. His heart condition appears to be fine,” Dr Narain said.

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi was among the family members and close friends present at the hospital.

When contacted, she said, “I am inside the ICU, and cannot speak to you right now. Bhupenda began feeling unwell last night, and we brought him to the hospital. He is stable.”

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi today wished him a speedy recovery. Gogoi hoped he would recover from his illness quickly and regain his health completely.

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