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Bal Thackeray admits not keeping good health

Posted on Nov 12, 06:46PM | UNI

Ailing Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray today admitted his health was 'not that good' but denied that he was on a ventilator.

'My health is not that good, but I have not completely collapsed. I am not on a ventilator,' Thackeray declared in a personalised edit in the party mouthpiece Saamna The 86-year-old Sena leader has been suffering from breathing problems and other age-related complaints.

'During the Dussehra rally last month, I took my party activists into confidence and made it clear publicly that my health was not too good,' Mr Thackeray said about his persisting health concerns.

Mr Thackeray said his son Uddhav, who is recuperating from an angioplasty, was looking after him round-the-clock as other family members.

'Even nephew Raj Thackeray keeps coming regularly.

Yesterday former president Pratibha Patil had come. I also read the newspapers as usual, but I don't speak on the phone, that's all,' Thackeray said, assuring his health was stable.

He conveyed his Diwali greetings to the people of Maharashtra and his party activists.