The ex-Chief Minister of Telangana, KCR, sustains a hip bone fracture after slipping in the bathroom; Yashoda Hospital estimates a recovery period of ‘6-8 weeks.

The former Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao, was hospitalized following a fall at his Erravalli farmhouse last night, with a suspected fracture, as reported by the ANI news agency. The leader of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is now under the care of Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad.

After a thorough evaluation by medical professionals, Yashoda Hospital released an official statement indicating that KCR would undergo a left hip replacement, expecting a recovery period of six to eight weeks. The hospital’s multi-disciplinary team, including specialists in Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia, General Medicine, and Pain Medicine, is monitoring his condition closely, noting that he is in stable health. The hospital commits to providing periodic updates on his well-being.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern for KCR’s health on the X platform, wishing him a speedy recovery, “Distressed to know that former Telangana CM Shri KCR Garu has suffered an injury. I pray for his speedy recovery and good health.”

BRS party leader Kavitha Kalvakuntla assured that KCR’s injury is minor and that he is receiving expert care. The BRS recently faced a setback in the Telangana Assembly elections, trailing behind the Congress party.

Originating from Chintamadaka village in Medak district, KCR began his political journey as an ordinary member of the Indian Youth Congress and later joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). His political career saw victories in various Lok Sabha seats and ministerial roles in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. KCR played a pivotal role in the separate Telangana movement, eventually founding the TRS and achieving statehood for Telangana in 2014.

While experiencing consecutive triumphs in the 2014 and 2018 assembly polls, the BRS faced a significant setback in 2023, winning only 39 seats and losing its dominant position in Telangana politics. The party’s vote share in 2023 stood at 37%.

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