Mumbai, June 21 (PTI); Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman has suffered three mild strokes and admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital here where doctors described his condition as critical but stable.
86-year-old Laxman suffered a stroke on Thursday last in Pune and was admitted to Sahyadri Hospital there, where he suffered two more mild strokes affecting his right portion and speech, Dr Vinkar Gunjal, a friend and a physician of Laxman told PTI. Laxman was brought to Breach Candy here by an air ambulance last evening.
Hospital sources said, Laxman who is a diabetic, has also developed mild kidney problem and also some infection as his white blood corpuscles are on a higher side. "Therefore, he is being treated for stroke, kidney problem, and also for the infection," the team of doctors attending on him, said. "The next 48 hours are critical," they said.