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Azharuddin’s son critical after bike mishap, friend dies

Sep 11, 2011


Mohammed Aiyazuddin, son of former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, was battling for life after he met with an accident while racing his 1000 cc imported Suzuki motorcycle on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Aiyazuddin played for Hyderabad under-19 cricket team. His friend, Ajmal-ur-Rehman, 16, who was riding with him and sustained severe head injuries was declared dead by doctors at the Apollo Hospital, Jubilee hills. Chief Surgeon Dr Mahesh Joshi said that when they were brought to the hospital at 9 am, they had no pulse and not were not respiring on their own.
“In medical terms, they had both gone into a state of cardiac arrest. In spite of our best efforts we could not revive Ajmal. Aiyazuddin has suffered serious injuries on his head, chest and abdomen and is at present undergoing surgery. His condition is very very critical. We are trying our best to resuscitate him,’’ Dr Joshi said. Ajmal-ur-Rehman is son of former Congress Rajya Sabha MP Khalil-ur-Rehman who passed away in January this year.
The accident occurred between 8 and 9 am, near the Narsingi check post on the Outer Ring Road, and police said that the duo were probably racing since early morning on the Shamshabad stretch of the six-lane road where two-wheelers are banned. Narsingi Police Station officials said the bike is brand new and does not have a registration plate yet.
“The helmet that Aiyazuddin was probably wearing was totally crushed. Tire marks at the accident spot indicate that the bike skidded and hit the road divider at a very high speed,’’ a police official said. Azharuddin who is now a Congress MP from Moradabad is in England and is rushing back.