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Sonia Gandhi recovering, out of ICU

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Aug 06, 2011 at 11:20am IST

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where she was kept under observation for 24 hours post surgery.

"Sonia Gandhi remained in the ICU for 24 hours and has thereafter been moved out. Her family has expressed gratitude on her behalf for all the messages and good wishes that have been sent to her," Congress media department head Janardhan Dwivedi said in a statement on Saturday.

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Sonia Gandhi is recuperating after successful surgery performed two days back. She was accompanied by her family - son Rahul, daughter Priyanka and son-in-law Robert Vadra.

Sonia Gandhi recovering, out of ICU

After spending 24 hours in the ICU, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was moved out of the ICU.

The statement issued by the Congress on Friday was silent on the nature her illness. Sonia has handed over the reins of the Congress to a Group of Four - Rahul Gandhi, Janardhan Diwedi, Ahmed Patel and A K Antony - in her absence.

Meanwhile, superstar Amitabh Bachchan has wished Sonia Gandhi a speedy recovery. Amitabh Bachchan, who was in New Delhi on Friday to promote his upcoming movie, 'Aarakshan', said, "We wish Soniaji recovers as soon as possible. Our prayers and good wishes are with he."

The Gandhi family has expressed gratitude on Sonia's behalf for all the messages and good wishes that have been sent to her.

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