In a very grotesque and avoidable accident Ayazuddin second son of former India cricket captain and incumbent Member of Parliament of India, Mohammed Azharuddin died in the Apollo hospitals, Hyderabad, India, according to national electronic media channels.
He was taken along with Ajmal nephew of Azhar, pillion rider injured to the Apollo hospitals in semi_concious state, later proclaimed dead. He was also grooming to be a good cricketer, and was lately selected to play in the IPL (Indian Premier League). This comes as a shock to all the cricketing, sporting and of all the Hyderabad and Indian people. How ever the news is being kept under wraps for reasons unknown, and that Ayazuddin is on ventilator support system.
It is said according to police officials, asking anonymity eye witnesses that this was a fall out of racing on the outer ring road of, Hyderabad, which often witnesses such races particularly, late nights and the wee hours.
Such accidents have claimed many a lives of prominent cine, sports, industrialist and political personalities, hither too.
Azharuddin who is in New Delhi for the Lok Sabha sessions is yet to reach the hospital.According to other sources he is in London and is on his way on hearing this sad news.
Yousuf Pathan, Sangeeta Bijlani, Azhar's second wife, Kiran Kumar Reddy CM of Andhra Pradesh and a former Ranji wicket keeper for Hyderabad Cricket team, Jwala Gutta Indian badminton ace and a plethora of prominent sporting and other personalities visited Apollo Hospitals.
May his soul rest in peace, condolences to the family, friends and sporting fraternity, hoping such incidences do not repeat and parents motivate and spend more quality time with their wards.
And my personal solace to Azhar who played and studied along side of me, in and for the Osmania University.Hyderabad,India.