February 14, 2020
Update on Muhtaram Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sahib`s health.
There have been numerous rumors floating in the press and Social media regarding the latest health status of Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sahib. We would like to bring the latest and an accurate information to the concerned media which we have obtained from sources very close to Geelani Sahib.
Geelani Sahib is more then 90 years of age (Born in September, 1929).
He has had multiple medical issues to deal with for many years of which the most important ones have been his removal of the left kidney because of cancer in 2003, removal of a part of the right kidney few years later again due to cancer, heart problems needing numerous hospitalizations and a pacemaker placement. Geelani Sahab`s recurrent medical issue has been mostly related to his lungs which happens to be also the current health problem. He is being regularly attended by relevant medical personnel and is receiving required treatment.
Geelani Sahib is well oriented, maintains an intact mental status and is able to communicate with his family physicians and is able to take some nourishment orally.
He continues to be under house arrest now for about 12 years but this Mardi Moumin (person par excellence) continues to have the resolve and determination as always to champion the cause of his enslaved nation. If one wants to see a video of his recent interview please visit kashmirawareness.org.
Please make Du’a for Geelani Sahab`s quick recovery and May Almighty Allah have mercy on him and on all of us. Ameen.
World Kashmir Awareness Forum