Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was injured in a mine blast on October 1, on Friday said he had received a "new lease of life".
"At Tirupati I had a providential escape, which I can only attribute to god's grace," he said at his Jubilee Hills residence in Hyderabad.
Naidu said, "I will dedicate my rebirth to the people who prayed for me and wished my speedy recovery."
Clad in a dhoti and cream-coloured shirt with his injured left hand in a sling, Naidu said he did not recall much of the incident.
Naidu's day began with a panel of doctors examining him followed by brief meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani, President A P J Abdul Kalam, and Cabinet colleagues.