Geelani Undergoes Surgery

16 October 2008
The Times of India


New Delhi: Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani underwent surgery for replacing his pacemaker at the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre on Wednesday. Geelani was admitted at the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. His previous pacemaker's battery had got weak and had to be replaced. A team headed by Dr T S Kler, executive director of cardiac sciences unit at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, operated Geelani. 'The batteries of his pacemaker had gone weak and had to be replaced. He is doing fine and would be discharged in a day or two,' said Dr T S Kler. According to sources at the hospital, doctors are monitoring the new pacemaker and how Geelani is responding to it.