Former Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao is under intensive care in a New Delhi hospital after suffering a heart attack.

The 83-year-old former leader was admitted early Friday, complaining of chest pains, and suffered the attack a short time later.

A hospital spokesman said Mr. Rao's condition is stable, but he is being watched closely because of a recent history of medical problems.

Mr. Rao was India's prime minister from 1991 to 1996.

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