Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday, 14 May, underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well, a statement from the hospital said.
Jaitley, 65, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am on Monday.
The minister, suffering from a kidney ailment, had been undergoing dialysis for the last one month.
According to PTI, nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria from Apollo Hospital, also the brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is Jaitley’s family friend, was part of the team performing the transplant.
Jailtley, who cancelled his scheduled visit to London for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue next week, had confirmed his illness in a tweet on 6 April.
"I am being treated for kidney related problems & certain infections that I have contracted," he had tweeted.
In September 2014, Jaitley underwent a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain because of a long-standing diabetic condition. The surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be later shifted to AIIMS because of complications.
Jaitley had a heart surgery several years ago.
Twitter Wishes FM a Speedy Recovery
Several senior politicians wished the finance minister a speedy recovery after the successful operation.
Jaitley’s health was met with great concern by dignitaries and masses alike, who all wished for him the best.
(With inputs from wires)