Dalai Lama admitted to hospital with stomach pains

Other News Materials 29 August 2008 09:47 (UTC +04:00)

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, was taken to hospital in the Indian city of Mumbai with complaints of stomach pains, the Times of India reported Friday, the dpa reported.

"There is nothing major to feel concerned about," his personal secretary Tenzin Taklha was quoted as saying by the newspaper. "But he has been admitted to the because he was feeling some discomfort in his abdomen."

The 73-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner had on Wednesday cancelled planned trips to Mexico and Dominican Republic saying he was suffering from exhaustion.

He had returned on Sunday to Dharamsala, the north Indian town where Tibet's self-proclaimed government-in-exile is based, after a two-week visit to France.

Examinations were expected to begin Friday at Lilivati Hospital.