KATHMANDU, Nepal– Nepal’s former king has suffered a heart attack and has been admitted to Norvic International Hospital, Saturday night.
According to hospital sources, he is now in a stable condition.
Shah had suffered from a mild heart attack on Saturday night but was out of danger after receiving angioplasty and stent to fix the blocked coronary artery, according to the doctors involved in the treatment.
He is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Gyanedra was the last king to rule Nepal before the Constitution Assembly abolished the centuries-old monarchy from the Himalayan nation and turned the country into a republic.
He was crowned as king in 2001 after the assassination of his elder brother Birendra Bira Bikram Shah Dev in palace massacre. Gyanendra remained mostly unpopular during his brief reign. Mass demonstrations forced him to give up his authoritarian rule.
Leaders of various political parties including Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattari have thronged to the hospital to meet ailing ex-king.