Five days after he was rushed to a Hyderabad hospital after a road accident, Ayazuddin, son of former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin, has died. He was 19.
"Ayazuddin, son of former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, has died five days after being critically injured in road accident," doctor said.
Last rites of Ayaz were performed at 5 pm. His body was taken to Mecca Masjid for prayers and it was a private affair.
Ayazuddin was riding a sports motorcycle along with his cousin, Ajmal, on Sunday morning, when their bike crashed on Hyderabad's Outer Ring Road. Â
Ajmal, whose mother is Azharuddin's sister, died a few hours later. He was 16.
On Monday, doctors at Apollo hospital were reported to have removed one of Ayazuddin's kidneys. He was monitored by a multi-specialty team round-the-clock and his vital parameters were being maintained with supports.
On Thursday, neurological tests showed severe brain damage, said senior doctors attending to the teenager. "Brain function tests conducted on Ayazuddin (in the past few days) indicate brain dysfunction," Dr K Hari Prasad, Apollo Hospitals (Central Region) CEO, said.
Ayazuddin had played in the under-13, under-15 and under-19 side and was considered a promising talent.
Harsha Bhogle, cricket commentator, tweeted: "...and memories of the azhar I knew when he was 19. it is an age to begin life not to end it."
Actor and social activist Rahul Bose also offered his condolences on Twitter. "Very very sad to hear the passing away of azhar's son. No parent should ever have to face such a tragedy. May he have the strength to go on," he posted.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who played cricket along with Azhar, has also arrived at the hospital.