Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Misa Bharti on Tuesday extended gratitude to the people for their wishes on behalf of her father Lalu Prasad Yadav who underwent a kidney transplant surgery in Singapore a day earlier.
She took to Twitter and said in Hindi, “Your prayers boosted my father’s morale and made him feel better today! Papa has said Thankyou to all of you.”
She also attached a video where Lalu Yadav could be heard saying in Hindi: “You all prayed, I am feeling better.”
Lalu’s son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Monday informed that the party chief underwent kidney transplant surgery successfully at a hospital in Singapore.
“After the successful operation of my father’s kidney transplant, he was shifted from the operation theatre to ICU. Donor elder sister Rohini Acharya and the party national president are both healthy. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes,” tweeted Tejashwi Yadav.
Meanwhile, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar told newsmen that the RJD chief’s successful kidney transplant is a “matter of happiness”.
“He (Lalu Prasad Yadav) is fine. It is a matter of happiness that everything went well. Doctors have also said that he is fine. I have also spoken to Tejashwi Yadav,” Nitish Kumar said.
Lalu Yadav received a kidney from his daughter Rohini Acharya.
Earlier in November, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav informed that his sister Rohini’s kidney was found to be the best match and the family went ahead with the decision.
“The doctors wanted someone from the family to donate a kidney to my father. My sister Rohini’s kidney was the best match, so we went ahead with it,” Tejashwi told reporters in Patna.
Lalu, 74, was suffering from acute kidney complications for some time and the doctors advised him a kidney transplant.
Rohini Acharya is married to Rao Samresh Singh, an engineer by profession and lives in Singapore. The couple has two sons and a daughter.
Last month, the RJD chief’s daughter posted a series of tweets on her decision to donate a kidney to her father.
“My father brought me up and means everything to me. I will consider myself to be extremely fortunate to contribute a small part of my life to saiving his,” Rohini had tweeted.