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Pawar hospitalised after fall at residence

Mumbai, Dec 3 (PTI) NCP chief Sharad Pawar was today admitted to a hospital here after he sustained leg injury from a fall at his Delhi residence.

“Pawar sustained leg fracture at his Delhi residence. He insisted on being treated in Mumbai and was accordingly flown here today,” NCP sources told.

The air ambulance carrying Pawar landed in Mumbai at 11.15 AM and he was taken straight to the Breach Candy Hospital where doctors will decide the next course of treatment after a thorough examination, the sources said.

NCP leaders Praful Patel and Chhagan Bhujbal were among those present at the hospital when the ambulance carrying Pawar reached around noon.

A three-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra and a former Union Minister, the 73-year-old leader was accompanied by wife Pratibha and daughter Supriya Sule in the air ambulance.

Pawar, who left Congress and formed the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999, is currently a member of Rajya Sabha.

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was today injured when he slipped during morning walk at his residence here and has been taken to Mumbai by air ambulance.

Pawar, 73, suffered injury in his leg and apparently in his back and will be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, sources said.

His wife Pratibha and daughter Supriya Sule are accompanying him.

Pawar slipped during his usual morning walk at his Janpath bungalow, they said, but did not elaborate further on his condition.

Pawar, who left Congress and formed Nationalist Congress Party in 1999, is currently a member of Rajya Sabha.

He is a three-time chief minister of Maharashtra and a former Union Minister.

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