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Young son's death leaves Azhar, former wife devastated

19-year-old Ayaz, who was seriously injured in a motor cycle crash on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries at the Apollo Hospital on Friday

  • By Omer Farooq, Correspondent
  • Published: 17:07 September 16, 2011
  • Gulf News

Hyderabad: Member of Parliament and former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin was drowned in personal grief as his youngest son Mohammad Ayazuddin on Friday lost his six-day long battle for life.

19-year-old Ayaz, who was seriously injured in a motor cycle crash on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries at the Apollo Hospital on Friday morning, leaving the family numb with shock.

Azhar, known for keeping his emotions under check in public broke down when doctors informed him that Ayaz was no more.

Ayaz, a degree students of St Mary's College in Secunderabad and a promising young cricketer received multiple internal and external injuries when he was on a joy ride on his brand new imported 1000 cm Suzuki bike along the Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad.

His cousin (Azhar's sister's son) Ajmal, the pillion rider died on the spot when Ayaz lost control over his bike and hit the divider at the Puppalaguda under Narsingi police station.

Police said that the youngster was riding his bike at a speed of 200 kms when the accident occurred. Ajmal and Ayaz were found in a pool of blood and scattered pieces of the bike. Doctors said that they did not know how long they were lying on the road before they were brought to the hospital. While Ajmal was brought dead, doctors initially could not find the pulse or heart beat of Ayaz. However they succeeded in resuscitating and put him on ventilator.

Such was the intensity of the crash that almost every internal organ was damaged. There was heavy bleeding from his lung and one kidney. His liver and intestine were also damaged and the brain was also asphyxiated due to lack of oxygen supply for a long time, doctors said.

During the course of the treatment doctors had to remove his damaged kidney because of the bleeding. A team of experts tried to save him but could not succeed.

Ironically Azhar had gifted the Rs1.3 million motor bike to Ayaz as a gift on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr a fortnight ago.

Ayaz was Azhar's son from his first wife Naureen and she was completly devastated by the sudden turn of events. Naureen who lives in Dubai after her divorce, rushed to the city after the accident.

Azhar, a Congress member of parliament from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh was in London when the accident took place and rushed to Hyderabad immediately. Ever since he was staying at the hospital and there was a stream of VIPs including the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, several MPs and other leaders and stars from the fields of sports and films.

On hearing about the news of Ayaz death the Chief Miniser along with several ministers and other leaders reached Apollo Hospital and condoled Azhar and his family.

Hyderabad member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi was also among the first to reach the hospital.

According to the family, funeral prayers will be offered at Mecca Masjid and he will be buried at the family graveyard in the old city.

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