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Former defence minister A K Antony suffers brain haemorrhage, hospitalised

Earlier this month, he had criticised the Centre for not accommodating the Rohingya

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



A K Antony
A K Antony (Photo: Wikipedia)

Former defence minister suffered a "minor" brain haemorrhage and was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi, a senior doctor of the hospital said.

"He was admitted in the afternoon (yesterday). He suffered a minor brain haemorrhage after he fell down at his home," said the doctor on condition of anonymity.

The 76-year-old leader from was the defence minister during the .

He served as the defence minister for more than seven years, the longest for an Indian defence minister.

Earlier this month, he had criticised the Centre for not accommodating the Rohingya and cited the example of former prime minister who "insisted on protecting" refugees from .

"When more than one crore refugees came to from in the 70s, former prime minister insisted on protecting them by disregarding the mighty seventh fleet of the US," Antony had said, speaking at the launch of the Union of Working Journalists, .


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First Published: Thu, November 30 2017. 11:09 IST

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