Today, the Dalai Lama was discharged from a hospital in New Delhi, his personal spokesperson informed that three days after being admitted with an aide called a “light cough”.
Tenzin Taklha told source, “He was discharged from the hospital at 8 o’clock in the morning,” adding that “He is doing very well now.”
The 83-year-old Dalai Lama, who is a Buddhist monk, Tibetan spiritual guru, and Thorn in the Chinese side was admitted to Max hospital in Delhi on Tuesday.
Mr. Taklha informed that the Nobel Peace Prize Winner was already back to his “normal routine”, did some exercises.
Today, local media reports said that he is likely to remain in New Delhi for a few days before returns to Dharamshala, a Hill Station where he had taken permanent exile for over six decades.
In 1959, at the age of 23-year, Dalai Lama fled to the Tibetan capital, Lhasa and across the Himalayan Border took disguise as a Chinese soldier, hidden into the region to crush an uprising.
In India, he has set-up a government-in-exile and has introduced a campaign to reclaim Tibet, which evolved gradually into an appeal for greater autonomy, termed as “middle way” approach.
The self-called ‘simple Buddhist monk’ has spent his life crisscrossing the globe mixing with politicians, monarchs, and Hollywood actors pressing his case.
Dalai Lama is a status of a global symbol of peace, whose message transcends faith, earned comparisons to Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.
However, China has branded him a “wolf in a monk’s robe” and alleged him of trying to split the nation.
Dalai Lama is still a popular speaker, who has not interacted with world leaders since 2016, rejected several invitations.
Even India, offered him asylum in 1959, has turned its back, with PM Modi-led BJP government warns officials against participating in events featuring him, referred to ‘diplomatic sensitivities’.
The Tibetan spiritual guru enjoys widespread support across the partisan divide in Washington, where a Senator has raised an issue of his succession at a hearing.
Senator Cory Gardner, the Republican who is heading the Asia’s Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee claims that the United States should follow his lead, on way to choose his successor.
Senator Gardner said, “Let me be very clear – the United States Congress will never recognize a Dalai Lama that is selected by the Chinese.”