External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that she is suffering from kidney failure and is currently undergoing tests for a transplant.
"I am in AIIMS because of kidney failure. Presently, I am on dialysis. I am undergoing tests for a Kidney transplant. Lord Krishna will bless," Swaraj said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Here are five other politicians with health issues:
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalilthaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital for over two months after she complained of dehydration and fever. A team of 15 doctors, including cardiologists, a pulmonologist, intensivists, infectious disease specialists, nephrologist, and physiotherapist were treating her. She was also on respiratory support and passive physiotherapy. The chief minister, however, has "completely recovered" now according to her own statement.
2. Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi had gone abroad for a few weeks for treatment. She had also fallen ill during a roadshow in Varanasi after which she returned to Delhi. A team of doctors attended to her and put her on drips at the Varanasi airport. She complained of high fever, dehydration and vomiting. Her condition reportedly worsened in the flight after which she had to be admitted to a hospital straight away.
Gandhi had previously been hospitalised in 2007 due to an asthma attack.
3. Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had undergone a surgery for persistent cough, that had troubled him for over 40 years, in Bengaluru in September this year. The minister also suffers from diabetes and had previously undergone naturotherapy treatment twice at the city's Jindal Institute, for excessive cough and sugar level.
4. Manmohan Singh
The former prime minister has had two bypass surgeries — one in 1990 and the second in 2009. He has also undergone angioplasty and surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and prostate problems.
Singh is also a diabetic.
5. Arun Jaitley
The current finance minister of India, also a diabetic, underwent gastric bypass surgery for diabetes management in September 2014.
He had also undergone a heart surgery in 2005 and has been a diabetic for over two decades.