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CHANDIGARH, India, April 12 (AP)--The 14-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader called the Karmapa is in good health but will remain hospitalized for another couple of days to complete a medical checkup, his doctors said Wednesday. ``The test reports are fine and he is in normal health,'' said a statement by a panel of five doctors at the Postgraduate Institute in Chandigarh, 145 miles north of New Delhi. The Karmapa, who fled his Chinese-controlled homeland in December, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday. Since arriving in India in January, he has been living in Dharmsala, the headquarters of the Dalai Lama's government in-exile. He is revered as the 17th incarnation of the Karmapa, the third most important leader in Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has asked the Indian government to allow the Karmapa to remain in the country. Many Tibetan patients in the hospital lined up outside the Karmapa's room to be blessed by him. Tibetan leaders and students have arrived in Chandigarh from around India to pray for his health. Copyright 2000 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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