Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray’s his younger cousin Raj Thackeray visited him at Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra, where he underwent an angioplasty procedure.
Sena spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut said that the angioplasty was done and Uddhav's health was fine.

"He is okay now," Raut said.

This was the second phase of the procedure after the 51-year-old leader had undergone the first angioplasty operation in the same hospital in July, following complaints of severe chest pain. Doctors had discovered multi-vessel blockages in his heart and suggested that he undergo two series of medical procedures.

"Today's second angioplasty had been advised when he was admitted for the first surgery," Sena sources said.

Uddhav's wife Rashmi and children Aditya and Tejas accompanied him to the hospital early on Sunday morning. His estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thackeray was also present. Shiv Sena sources said Uddhav was shifted to a private ward after the medical procedure, that lasted for one hour.

One stent was used to remove block in his arteries while in July, eight stents were used, sources added. Sena leaders on Sunday visited 'Matoshree', the Thackeray residence and the hospital. Sources said Uddhav spoke to his father Bal Thackeray over telephone after the procedure.

He is expected to be in the hospital for observation for another two-three days.


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