AK-47's inventor Kalashnikov hospitalised

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 02:40 hrs

Moscow: Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of AK-47 assault rifle, has been hospitalised, his assistant Nikolai Shklyaev said Tuesday.

Shklyaev said the 93-year-old Kalashnikov complained to him about his health before being taken to hospital last week.

"He was in intensive care last Thursday," he said, adding that he had no information about the present condition of the legendary inventor.

"He told me 'nothing hurts, but I feel exhausted.' That's all I know," he said.

Kalashnikov's son Viktor, however, said that his father has been hospitalised for a planned health check.

"His [health condition] is normal, he was hospitalized for planned procedures, he is not in intensive care."

A hospital source who asked not to be named said, however, that Kalashnikov has been sent to intensive care upon his arrival at hospital.

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