Pune: Shouts of 'Vande Mataram' greeted anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare as he arrived here late night on Wednesday following his discharge from a Gurgaon hospital where he had been undergoing treatment after breaking his 12-day fast on the Lokpal issue.
Hundreds of supporters, carrying the tri-colour, hailed the social activist as he came out of the Pune airport and left for Ralegan Siddhi, his native village about 120 km from here, by road.
Police had a tough time controlling the jostling crowds trying to get a glimpse of Hazare as he boarded a car for Ralegan.
Hazare's personal assistant Suresh Pathare said the septuagenarian activist would be taking rest on Friday and would address villagers later in the day.
Earlier, Hazare's associate Shyam Asawa had said that the Gandhian had spoken to villagers over phone and asked them not to arrange any lavish reception for him.