Former India captain and Congress MP Mohd. Azharuddin’s younger son Mohammed Ayazuddin was critically wounded in a road accident at Puppalguda on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) on Sunday morning.
Ayazuddin was driving a Suzuki GSX-R1000 sports bike, which skidded off the road and crashed. His cousin Azmal-ur-Rahman, who was riding pillion died while undergoing treatment, police said.
Ayazuddin was on his way to Gachibowli from the airport, when he lost control of the 1000 CC mobike and skidded. Commuters driving back to the city in cars witnessed the high-speed accident and called in the police. A police patrol vehicle of Rayadurg station reached the accident spot within minutes.
As ambulance services were not available immediately, policemen rushed both Ayazuddin and Azmal-ur-Rahman in their vehicle to the Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills.
Mr. Azharuddin, who was in London at the time of the accident left for Hyderabad and is expected to reach the city by midnight on Sunday.
A hospital source said the unconscious youngsters were brought to the Hospital by 9.30 a.m. with critical injuries. Ayazuddin is said to have suffered a cardiac arrest as well. He sustained serious injuries on his chest. His kidneys were damaged. His blood pressure low, he was put on ventilator. “The next six hours are very critical. The doctors are trying to keep him alive”, hospital sources said.
Police officers who visited the site of the accident surmised that the sports bike veered off at the toll gate structures on the ORR. The road at the toll gates was cemented; the bitumen segment ended a hundred yards before the accident spot. Police said Ayazuddin must have lost control with the change in surface.
Ayazuddin, a second-year undergraduate student in St. Mary’s college is also an avid cricket player and was playing leagues on behalf of the State Bank of India. He was also playing for the MP Colts team in league matches. He was to play a league match with Sri Satya Sai Cricket club on Monday.
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad visited the hospital to enquire about Ayazuddin’s condition, as did Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi and cricketer VVS Laxman.
The Hindu : States / Andhra Pradesh : Azharuddin