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PM Modi meets Arun Shourie at Pune hospital, enquires about his health


New Delhi, Dec 08: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met former Union Minister Arun Shourie at a hospital in Pune and enquired about his health.

"In Pune, I met former Union Minister Arun Shourie Ji. Enquired about his health and had a wonderful interaction with him. We pray for his long and healthy life," tweeted Modi.

PM Modi meets Arun Shourie

The Prime Minister arrived at the Ruby Hall Clinic, where Shourie is admitted, around 6 pm.

Shourie is undergoing treatment after he fell on December 1 while out on a walk near his bungalow in Lavasa, some 60 kilometres from here.

The 78-year-old former BJP leader had suffered a brain injury, including internal bleeding and swelling, doctors had said.

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The journalist-turned-politician's family members are with him at the hospital. Shourie, a former BJP Rajya Sabha member, was Union minister for communications, information technology and disinvestment in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government during 1999-2004.

A prolific writer and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, he also served as an economist with the World Bank during 1967- 1978.

Shourie, who is based in New Delhi, held the post of editor of "The Indian Express" during his decades-long career in journalism.

with PTI inputs

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