Bengaluru: Former Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader S M Krishna was on Saturday night admitted to hospital owing to high fever and respiratory tract infection.
Krishna (91) has been admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru on the advice of doctors.
Krishna suffered from high fever and was initially taken to Vydehi Hospital from where he was shifted to Manipal Hospital.
"Shri S M Krishna is admitted in Manipal hospital, airport road Bengaluru. He has acute respiratory tract infection," Manipal Hospital said in a statement.
"He is on minimal respiratory support and in a cheerful frame of mind. His health status is being monitored by Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar," the bulletin added.
Krishna was the 16th chief minister of Karnataka from October 11, 1999 to May 28, 2004.
He had served as Governor of Maharashtra and was the External Affairs Minister during the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance government from 2009 to 2012.
He later joined the BJP in 2017...