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Maran 'better now'

Suman Guha Mozumder in New York | July 11, 2003 14:50 IST

Union Minister Without Portfolio Murasoli Maran, who is being treated at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, sinceNovember, suffered a sudden decline in hiscondition on Wednesday, but has shown improvement since, sources told

"On July 9, the minister had difficulties breathing due to a lung infection and other complications.He was in a critical condition. Although the complications continue, heis better now," family friends said.

"He has been ill for so many months.Doctorsexamine him every day. It has been kind of back and forth many times in the past eightmonths," the family's friends said.

Maran was flown to the US November 14 after developing medical complications followingsurgery in India. He underwent a 'high risk emergence surgery' on September 25for replacement of an infected mitral valve in Chennai.

He has been in a coma for many weeks. "Sometimes he wakes up, looks at things," the sources said, but denied he was on a life support system.

Hospital officials said noinformation could be provided except that the patient is in intensive care.

Maran's sons Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi are expected to arrive inHoustonon Friday evening.

"Some family members are always here," the sources said. "On July 9,his daughterwas here, and tonight his sons are expected."

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Sub: contradicting report.

it is very sad that a couple of days back, your web site reported that Mr maran has passed away and it is now reported ...

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