The spokesman of Dalai Lama told reporters that he is “doing very well” currently and he may be given discharge by the hospital on Friday in New Delhi. He was suffering from a chest infection and has recovered now.
Tennzin Taklha, the personal spokesman of Dalai Lama told the sources, “Generally, his holiness is fine. He is doing very well. Still on medication but he is doing very well and will be discharged”.
“This morning he was in his normal routine. He was doing some exercise… Basically, he is cured but will continue his course of medicine,” Mr. Taklha added.
The 83-year-old Buddhist monk, as well as a Tibetan spiritual leader, was admitted to the Max hospital on Tuesday which was explained as “light cough”. Dalai Lama is based in Dharamsala and has been in permanent exile there for almost 60 years along with thousands of others. In 1959, he came to the Tibetan capital Lhasa and across the frozen Himalaya border to India at the age of 23.
In India, he inaugurated government-in-exile and launched a campaign to reclaim Tibet that gradually evolved into an appeal for greater autonomy — the so-called “middle way” approach. The monk had described himself as a “simple Buddhist monk”.
The Tibetan spiritual leader enjoys wide support across the partisan divide in Washington, where a senator raised the issue of his succession at a hearing Tuesday.
Senator Cory Gardner, the Republican who heads the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Asia, said that the United States should follow the Dalai Lama’s lead on how to choose his successor.
Asked in a recent interview what might happen after his death, the Dalai Lama anticipated a possible attempt by Beijing to foist a successor on Tibetan Buddhists.
“In (the) future, in case you see two Dalai Lamas come, one from here, in a free country, one is chosen by Chinese, and then nobody will trust, nobody will respect (the one is chosen by China),” he said. “So that’s an additional problem for the Chinese. It’s possible, it can happen.”