The President's wife, who has been suffering from illness for some time, was admitted to the hospital last evening. "She was brought to the hospital with a respiratory problem. She is a heart patient and has been kept in the intensive care unit," a hospital spokesperson told.

Earlier, Mukherjee cut short his visit to Odisha and returned last night after his wife fell ill and was hospitalised here. After landing here, the President drove straight to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Cantonment area to see his wife.

The President was on a two-day visit to Odhisa and he was scheduled to attend a convocation of National Law University at Cuttack.

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