Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s family says reports about ‘deteriorating’ health are rumours, claims Hurriyat Conference chief recovering well

  • Geelani's son said he developed acute chest infection because of the cold weather in the Valley and was taken to a hospital for some scans

  • 'Some tests were done and we took him to Bone and Joint hospital for a CT scan. He is recovering now and is at home,' he said

  • Naseem said the Hurriyat chairman already has bronchitis which gets aggravated due to the cold

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's family on Friday dispelled rumours about his health, saying the separatist leader was having chest infection due to the prevailing cold conditions, but was recovering well.

 Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s family says reports about ‘deteriorating’ health are rumours, claims Hurriyat Conference chief recovering well

File image of Joint Resistance Leadership co-founder Syed Ali Shah Geelani. AFP

"We are also troubled by the rumours circulating about Geelani sahab's health, but he is fine," the separatist leader's son, Naseem Geelani told PTI.

He said his father developed acute chest infection because of the cold weather in the Valley and was taken to a hospital for some scans.

"Some tests were done and we took him to Bone and Joint hospital for a CT scan. He is recovering now and is at home," he said.

Naseem said the Hurriyat chairman already has bronchitis which gets aggravated due to the cold. "He is on antibiotics and a team of doctors is regularly monitoring him," Naseem added.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is suffering from multiple ailments, has mostly been under house arrest at his residence in Hyderpora since 2010.

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Updated Date: Jan 03, 2020 17:21:06 IST