Former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin’s nephew Ajmal-ur-Rahman, 16, died and his younger son Mohammed Ayazuddin, 19, was critically injured in a motorbike accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday.
College student Ayazuddin, an upcoming cricketer, is battling for life in Apollo Hospital. A Suzuki GSX-R1000 sports bike he was riding on the outer ring road, where riding two-wheelers is banned, skidded and crashed near the tollgate at Poppalguda.
Ayazuddin responded to resuscitation and was later operated on to stop the bleeding in his chest. His kidneys were also damaged. He is on ventilator support and a multi-specialty team is monitoring his progress. His condition remained critical at the time of going to press,
Rahman, who was riding pillion, died while undergoing treatment. He was the son of Azharuddin’s sister and the grandson of former Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh Khaleel-ur-Rahman.
Azharuddin, the Congress MP from Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was in London when he got the news. He was expected to reach Hyderabad around midnight.
Witnesses told the police the rider was racing at a very high speed on the elevated outer ring road and lost control of the bike.
Commuters on the route alerted the police and a patrol vehicle from a nearby police station arrived soon. The police team failed to get an ambulance and had to take the profusely bleeding cousins in their patrol vehicle to the hospital, losing an hour in the process.
Dr Mahesh Joshi, head of emergency services at Apollo, said the two were brought in at around 9.30am with cardiac arrest. After one-and-a-half hours, Rahman could not be revived and was declared dead.
Ayazuddin is Azharuddin’s second son from his first wife Naureen of Hyderabad.