The Dalai Lama is “doing very well” and will likely be discharged from hospital in New Delhi today as he recovers from a chest infection, his spokesman told AFP yesterday. The 83-year-old Buddhist monk, Tibetan spiritual leader and thorn in Beijing’s side was admitted to the Max hospital in the Indian capital on Tuesday with what another aide described as a “light cough”. “Generally, his holiness is fine. He is doing very well. Still on medication but he is doing very well and will be discharged,” said Tenzin Taklha, the Dalai Lama’s personal spokesman. “This morning he was in his normal routine. He was doing some exercise... Basically he is cured but will continue his course of medicine,” Taklha added.