Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

The 83-year-old Buddhist monk, Tibetan spiritual leader and thorn in China's side was admitted to hospital on Tuesday (AFP/File)

The Dalai Lama was discharged from a New Delhi hospital on Friday, his personal spokesman said, three days after being admitted with what an aide called a "light cough". "He was discharged from the hospital at 8 o'clock in the morning," Tenzin Taklha told AFP. "He is doing very well now." The 83-year-old Buddhist monk, Tibetan spiritual leader and thorn in China's side was admitted to the Max hospital in the Indian capital on Tuesday. On Thursday Taklha had said that the Nobel Peace Prize winner was already back to his "normal routine" and doing some exercise. He was thought to be returning to the northern Indian hill station of Dharamsala where he has been in permanent exile for six decades along with thousands of others. He fled the Tibetan capital Lhasa in 1959 and across the frozen Himalayan border to India at the age of 23, disguised as a soldier, as Chinese troops poured into the region to crush an uprising. The 83-year-old Buddhist monk, Tibetan spiritual leader and thorn in China's side was admitted to hospital on Tuesday

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