Former Union Minister Arun Shourie hospitalised in Pune

Former Union minister Arun Shourie.

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie was hospitalized late on Sunday night after he suffered from a head injury. According to doctors, the 78-year-old senior journalist is conscious, well oriented and stable.

Shourie fainted when he had stepped out for his evening walk on Sunday at his home in Lavasa.  "According to the relatives, Shourie had walked ten rounds and felt giddy. He fainted and had a free fall at around 5.45 pm," Dr Sachin Gandhi Neurosurgeon at Ruby Hall Clinic said.

While initially Shourie was taken to the Hinjewadi branch of the hospital, he was later shifted to the main hospital.

His vital parameters are stable. "He is under observation and needs rest," Dr Prachee Sathe, chief of ICU at Ruby Hall Clinic said.