Dalai Lama in Delhi hospital with chest infection

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New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a press conference at the launch of 'SEE' (Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning) programme at Emory University in New Delhi, on April 4, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday with a chest infection, his aided said.

“His Holiness was feeling some discomfort this morning in Dharamsala. As a precaution, we came down to Delhi,” Tenzin Taklha, his private secretary, told the media.

He said the spiritual leader has been diagnosed with a chest infection.

“He will be spending the next two to three days in the hospital under medical treatment,” he added.

The Dalai Lama had returned to Dharamsala on Monday only after meeting youth global leaders in New Delhi on April 7.

The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959 after a Chinese Army crackdown. The Tibetan government-in-exile, based here, is not recognised by any country.