Dalai Lama Heads Home After Medical Treatment
Thu Feb 7, 8:15 AM ET
BOMBAY (Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
left the western Indian city of Bombay on Thursday after treatment
for a bowel infection.
"I feel completely cured and my appetite is becoming bigger," the 66-
year-old Nobel Peace prize winner told reporters at a city hotel
where he had stayed after leaving hospital five days ago.
Doctors said in a statement he had been treated for an amoebic
infection which inflamed the bowel and that his recovery was sooner
The Dalai Lama left for New Delhi en route to Dharmasala in the
Himalayas, the Indian town where he has lived since fleeing Tibet in
1959 after a failed revolt against Chinese rule.
Revered by Tibetans as the reincarnation of a long line of Buddhist
kings, the Dalai Lama spent seven days in a Bombay hospital after
suffering abdominal pain.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent drive to
free Tibet from Chinese occupation.