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Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The health condition of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, currently admitted in a city hospital, is gradually improving, an official of the hospital said.

"Chatterjee is gradually improving but will take more time (to recover)," the senior hospital executive said.

The family members and doctors attending him did not disclose the ailment due to which the 89-year-old former parliamentarian was admitted to the ICU earlier this week.

The family members do not want the ailment to be disclosed, the official had said yesterday.

Chatterjee, a former CPI(M) leader and 10-time Lok Sabha MP, was speaker of the Lok Sabha in the first Congress led UPA government from 2004-2009.

The CPI(M) expelled him in 2008 for not resigning as the speaker after the party withdrew its support from the UPA-1 government over Indo-US nuclear deal.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, June 29 2018. 22:01 IST
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