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Arun Shourie hospitalised after fall in Pune

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Former Union minister Arun Shourie sustained a minor head injury after he fainted and has been admitted to a hospital here, a doctor there said on Monday.

Shourie, 78, fainted late Sunday night and was rushed to the private hospital, the doctor said.

The former MP received a minor head injury after he fainted, he added.

"All necessary tests have been performed and he is currently under observation. He is conscious," the doctor said.

Shourie is a former Rajya Sabha member from the BJP and was Union minister for communications, information technology and disinvestment in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government during 19992004.

A prolific writer, he has also served as an economist with the World Bank during 1967-1978. He was also the Editor of The Indian Express.

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First Published: Mon, December 02 2019. 16:35 IST