Dalai Lama to leave hospital on Monday

Other News Materials 31 August 2008 15:56 (UTC +04:00)

Spokesman Tenzin Takla declined to comment on the results of the tests.

"He is feeling well. He will be discharged tomorrow," the spokesman said.

The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader flew to Mumbai on Thursday and was admitted to Lilavati Hospital with what his advisers said was exhaustion, the AP reported.

He had recently returned to India from an 11-day visit to France, and has canceled trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The Dalai Lama spends several months a year traveling the globe to highlight the struggle of Tibetans for greater freedom in China and to teach Buddhism.

Since the March outbreak of violence in Tibet, China has stepped up its campaign to vilify the Dalai Lama, blaming him for the unrest, which Beijing says was part of a campaign to split the Himalayan region from the rest of China.

The Dalai Lama has denied the allegations, saying that he only seeks greater autonomy for Tibet to protect its unique Buddhist culture.

The Dalai Lama has been living in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala since fleeing Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.