Kolkata, Jun 29 (PTI) The health condition of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, currently admitted in a city hospital, is gradually improving, an official of the hospital said. Also Read - Naagin 5 January 17, 2021 Episode Written Update: Bani Saves Veer From Farishta, Jay Kills Aghoori Baba

“Chatterjee is gradually improving but will take more time (to recover),” the senior hospital executive said. Also Read - 2.2 Lakh People Given COVID Vaccine So Far; 447 Adverse Events Reported: Health Ministry

The family members and doctors attending him did not disclose the ailment due to which the 89-year-old former parliamentarian was admitted to the ICU earlier this week. Also Read - Thailand Open 2021: Carolina Marin, Axelsen Clinch Singles Titles

The family members do not want the ailment to be disclosed, the official had said yesterday.

Chatterjee, a former CPI(M) leader and 10-time Lok Sabha MP, was speaker of the Lok Sabha in the first Congress led UPA government from 2004-2009.

The CPI(M) expelled him in 2008 for not resigning as the speaker after the party withdrew its support from the UPA-1 government over Indo-US nuclear deal.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.