The Dalai Lama has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection, an aide has said. Tenzin Taklha, the Tibetan spiritual leader’s personal secretary, added that the 83-year-old Buddhist monk’s condition was stable. The Dalai Lama, who fled to the country in early 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule and lives there in exile. India officially calls him its “most esteemed and honored guest.” China, which took control of Tibet in 1950, brands the Nobel peace laureate a dangerous separatist. Many of the up to 100,000 Tibetans living in India are worried that their fight for a genuinely autonomous homeland would end with the Dalai Lama.