Gone too young: Bodybuilding community loses another

Published: April 17, 2016
A file photo of Humayoun Khurram. PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE

A file photo of Humayoun Khurram. PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE

KARACHI: Professional bodybuilder Humayoun Khurram, 28, passed away on Saturday just 15 days after winning the Mr South Asia title in Lahore.

“Of what I’ve heard, Humayoun was having his lunch when all of a sudden he had trouble breathing,” Khurram’s friend and fellow bodybuilder Abdul Majeed told The Express Tribune.

“It is shocking and very sad. I had known him for 14 years.” Majeed further said that Humayoun was a top bodybuilder and a thorough professional.

The dream that was never fulfilled

According to reports, his death was completely accidental and caused by food being stuck in his trachea. Humayoun is the second bodybuilder to die this month.

Humayun emerged as a talented bodybuilder when he won the Mr Pakistan Universities 2013 title, he then claimed Mr Lahore division title and won Mr Punjab crown in 2013 too

Earlier Hamid Ali also died suddenly due to a cardiac arrest on April 2.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Javed Ali
    Apr 17, 2016 - 11:09PM

    This can’t be coincidence. What is the body building association doing to save the lives of many young future aspirants? Do they have any checks on what drugs are being used for competitions?Recommend

  • Azi
    Apr 17, 2016 - 11:39PM

    So sad, he was worth a thousand politicians. A person who is willing to work hard, take risks, and not cheat on anyone, making himself a better person everyday. Where as our politicians are exact opposite. We have such amazing talents in Pakistan that are not given proper care and training.Recommend

  • Neutral
    Apr 18, 2016 - 4:03AM

    RIP But for evrryone else that Steroids won’t let you go easily mateRecommend

  • Boxer
    Apr 18, 2016 - 4:14AM

    Most of the bodybuilders and athletes dies due to steroids.Steroids should be banned. Recommend

  • Dr kamran raashid
    Apr 18, 2016 - 8:26AM

    Deaths from choking ( as in this case ) can be prevented by providing basic life support (BLS) training to the common man. It should be mandatory in certain setups like health clubs, day care centers, restaurant staff etc. Recommend

  • Mystery
    Apr 18, 2016 - 10:44AM

    Ina lilahi wa Ina ilahi rajeoon Recommend

  • Atif Arif
    Apr 18, 2016 - 2:27PM

    A very good human being, a great athlete, a champion body builder, Medal Holder – He will be missed. Recommend

  • omar
    Apr 18, 2016 - 3:49PM

    its drugs for body building thats killing them, two sudden deats is no coincidence.Recommend

  • brar
    Apr 19, 2016 - 6:33AM

    Sad every one is bound to depart but he was so young only 28, tragic for parents, Rest in peace my child.Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Apr 19, 2016 - 2:15PM

    Sadly a number of these fellows are ‘drugstore’ body builders relying heavily on steroids and other drugs to complement and catalyze the efforts of physical exercise in a short period of time. Big risk !Recommend

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