VIPs line up to visit Basu

Former West Bengal chief minister, Jyoti Basu, who was down with fever and chest congestion, was brought to the AMRI hospital at Salt Lake in Kolkata, with oxygen support on January 1.

Several dignitaries visited Basu in the hospital, including the Prime Minister himself. (NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flew down to Kolkata to see Jyoti Basu. He was received by CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya.

The Prime Minister spent 20 minutes at the hospital in Kolkata's satellite township Salt Lake and offered to send doctors from anywhere in India if required.(NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee accompanied the PM and came to visit Basu. Jyoti Basu was hospitalized January 1, with pneumonia. (NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Politburo member Sitaram Yechury also visited Basu at the AMRI hospital.

"We know that Jyoti Basu is responding to antibiotic treatment; he is showing signs of improvement. Mr Basu is one of the tallest political leader of our times and has served the country with distinction," he said.
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Yechury told the media, "Basu has always been a fighter and continues to fight even now." (NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Among the visitors was Mamata Banerjee - the Union Railway Minister and Left's main rival in the state.

"They have given him some different antibiotics. They are trying. But Basu is on a ventilator," she said.
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Party politburo member Brinda Karat, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, left for Kolkata to meet Basu. Prakash Karat is also expected to be in Kolkata on Thursday to see him. (NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda also visited Basu at the hospital.

Jyoti Basu's ventilation support was reduced on Friday morning. However, there was no significant change in his condition. (NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Basu's vital signs remained more or less the same as on Thursday morning and doctors of the medical board are constantly monitoring his condition.

CPM General Secretary also made his way to Basu's hospital, but after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had come and gone. (NDTV Photo)
VIPs line up to visit Basu
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has also visited Jyoti Basu at the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata and inquired about his condition.

“We wish speedy recovery for a great son of Bengal – Jyoti Babu. May he recover fast. All our thoughts are with him plus family,” he wrote in the visitors book.
VIPs line up to visit Basu

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