Angioplasty Done For Bal Thackeray
The Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray underwent an emergency angioplasty operation at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday morning. The surgery was successful and he has been shifted to the intensive cardiac care unit. He is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.
The 83-year-old leader had been admitted to the hospital on Monday evening after developing breathing problems. He had undergone an angiography to detect possible heart blockages in the early hours on Tuesday.
After the angiography in the morning, the medical panel suggested an angioplasty on the aged leader who has been keeping frail health since some time.
Thackeray's son Udhav, who is the Sena executive president, has cut short his trip to the US and is expected return to Mumbai later on Tuesday.
Thackeray's estranged nephew and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, senior party leaders like Manohar Joshi, party MPs, legislators and senior leaders of the ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been crowding the hospital to inquire after his health.