Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Yadav's kidney transplant process has been successful, Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav said. His daughter Rohini Acharya donated her kidney to Lalu Prasad. He has now been moved to the intensive care unit (ICU)
Sharing a pre-surgery photo with her father on Twitter, Ms Acharya said she is "ready to rock and roll" and asked her followers to wish her luck.
Ready to rock and roll ✌️— Rohini Acharya (@RohiniAcharya2) December 5, 2022
Wish me a good luck 🤞 pic.twitter.com/R5AOmFMW0E
Mr Yadav, who has been suffering from kidney-related problems, was advised a transplant. Ms Acharya had confirmed to NDTV she would be donating one of her kidneys to her father, referring to herself as "destiny's child."
Ms Acharya, the Singapore-based second daughter of the veteran politician, often talks about her parents on Twitter. She recently tweeted, "My mother and father are God to me. I can do anything for them."
On the kidney transplant, she had said it is "just a small chunk of flesh" that she wanted to give to her father.
Her sister, and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav's eldest daughter Dr. Misa Bharti who is a Rajya Sabha MP, tweeted an update from Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, where the surgery is taking place. She stated, "Donor operation of younger sister Rohini has been done successfully. She is completely healthy now in ICU. Dad's operation is going on now."
छोटी बहन रोहिणी का डोनर का ऑपरेशन सफलतापूर्वक हो गया है। वह पूरी तरह से स्वस्थ अभी ICU में हैं।— Dr. Misa Bharti (@MisaBharti) December 5, 2022
अभी पापा का ऑपरेशन चल रहा है। pic.twitter.com/xXn0QV8E2K
She also shared a photo of her and her father before his surgery.
आप सब की शुभकामनाओं के लिए कोटि कोटि आभार! pic.twitter.com/z1spCT2qSB— Dr. Misa Bharti (@MisaBharti) December 5, 2022
Mr. Yadav's son, the incumbent Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, shared a video of the septuagenarian politician being wheeled out after surgery, saying "After Papa's kidney transplant operation was successful, he was shifted from operation theater to ICU. Donor elder sister Rohini Acharya and National President both are healthy. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes."
पापा का किडनी ट्रांसप्लांट ऑपरेशन सफलतापूर्वक होने के बाद उन्हें ऑपरेशन थियेटर से आईसीयू में शिफ्ट किया गया।— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) December 5, 2022
डोनर बड़ी बहन रोहिणी आचार्य और राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष जी दोनों स्वस्थ है। आपकी प्रार्थनाओं और दुआओं के लिए साधुवाद। 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/JR4f3XRCn2
A convict in fodder scam cases, Mr Yadav is currently out on bail due to health issues. He had visited Singapore for treatment earlier this year but had to return due to the expiry of the period a Delhi court had fixed for his foreign visit. He is currently in Singapore to undergo his kidney transplant.