Special Correspondent

KOLKATA: Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, who suffered a fall and hurt his hip at his Salt Lake residence on Sunday night, has been advised complete rest by doctors who attended on him.

"He is well," his assistant, Joykrishna Ghosh, told The Hindu here on Tuesday. The pain had subsided considerably.

An X-ray of the right portion of the hipbone revealed no fracture.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose called on the nonagenarian leader at his residence on Monday evening.