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Dalai Lama to undergo gallstone surgery

October 10, 2008

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— The Dalai Lama will undergo surgery to remove a gallstone today, a spokesman for the Tibetan spiritual leader said.

The Dalai Lama was hospitalized in New Delhi on Thursday, days after a medical checkup cleared him to resume foreign travel. His spokesman, Chhime R. Chhoekyapa, said a gallstone would be removed this morning during laparascopic surgery.

In August, the 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted to a Mumbai hospital and underwent tests for abdominal discomfort. His aides said at the time that he was in good condition but that doctors had advised him to cancel a planned trip to Europe and rest, saying he was suffering from exhaustion.

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