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Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffers heart attack in Delhi

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New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffered a minor heart attack on Thursday and has been admitted to a hospital here, his spokesman said.

“It was a minor heart attack. Thank god, he is stable,” spokesman Ayaz Akbar told IANS.

Akbar said Geelani, 86, was admitted to the Max Hospital in Saket in south Delhi where he was “recuperating fast”. Geelani has been in Delhi for the past few weeks.

A senior doctor at the hospital told IANS that Geelani also complained of breathlessness and high blood pressure.

Geelani heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference and is a vocal supporter of Jammu and Kashmir`s merger with Pakistan.

—IANS

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