Amber Gurung 'critical but stable'

KATHMANDU: Veteran musician Amber Gurung, who has been put on a ventilator at a Kathmandu-based hospital since Friday morning, is "critical but stable", according to hospital sources.

Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital's Media and Public Relations Manager Binod Adhikari told THT Online his condition, however, is "out of danger until other developments".

Musician Ratan Chand, who has been taking care of the music legend, meanwhile, told the Rastriya Samachar Samiti quoting doctors, "His heartbeat has improved now along with the urinary system."

The composer of Nepal's national anthem was put on ventilator since 1:30 am yesterday after he witnessed problems in breathing.

Gurung, who underwent treatment in Gurgaon-based Medanta Hospital for tumour on his food pipe some months ago, was rushed to the hospital after obstruction in the food pipe last week.

Earlier on Friday, fans had gathered at the hospital premises and held a prayer wishing for his speedy recovery.

According to Chand, fans currently residing in Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh also held candle light vigils wishing for Gurung's good health.

Gurung suffers from Parkinson’s disease also.

He had returned home in the last week of March from India.