Sunday, October 25, 2009

Akram’s wife Huma passes away

Huma Akram, wife of former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram, died of a ‘cardiac arrest and severe refractory shock’ at 9.20 am on Sunday at the Apollo Hospital. She was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition on October 20.

A trained medical practitioner, Huma was a psychologist and a hypnotherapist, and had worked for some leading hospitals in Pakistan. A mother of two boys, Taimur and Akbar, she was 42.

A hospital source said: “Wasim is shattered and being a very private person, he does not wish to talk right now.”

The body was taken to New delhi a scheduled IndiGo airlines flight at 8 pm after it was embalmed at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital. From Delhi, the body is expected to be taken to Lahore in a PIA flight.

Brought to Apollo Hospitals with multiple complications after her health suddenly deteriorated while she was being taken to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore in an air ambulance from Lahore, Huma had been put on ventilator support in the ICU.

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