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Gadkari collapses during Maharashtra function

IANS  |  Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) 

for Shipping fainted during a function here on Friday.

The incident occurred when he was standing with other dignitaries for the National Anthem at the convocation function of the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV)

started feeling uneasy, lost his balance and collapsed on the dais. Governor and some others rushed to prevent him from falling.

He was taken to a local government guest house and examined by a team of emergency medicos.

A diabetic patient, Gadkari's condition was stated as "stable" by his colleagues.

He himself tweeted on his condition after a couple of hours.

"Had slight medical condition due to low sugar. I have been attended by doctors and I am doing well now. I thank all of you for all the well wishes," said.

After a short rest at the guest house, Gadkari took a helicopter ride to Shirdi for a darshan of the world famous and later took a private flight to his hometown

Party colleagues said his gruelling daily schedules in public life may have taken a toll on his health which resulted in his collapse.

Gadkari, who handles several critical portfolios, is known to maintain a stringent 18-hour schedule starting at 6 a.m. with yoga and his working day continues well past midnight.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 14:40 IST