The Indian film fraternity expressed shock over the death of ex-cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s son Ayazuddin, who died of injuries caused a road accident last week. The former Indian captain’s younger son passed away due to hypoxic encephalopathy (a condition brought on by diminished supply of oxygen to the brain), five days after his sports bike skidded on the outer ring road.
Many took to Twitter to express sorrow over the 19-year-old’s death.
Ritesh Deshmukh: Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Azharuddin’s son. Condolences to the entire family.
Sonu Sood: Omg! Azaruddin’s son’s news has been so shocking. My heart goes out to the family. May God give strength to the family. Deeply saddened!
Sophie Choudry: Heartfelt condolences to Azhar and his family. May Allah give the family strength. The incident is too tragic for words. May his soul rest in peace. Hope this tragic incident is a wake-up call to all the young bikers out there! Please be safe, sensible and always wear a helmet. Life is too precious.
Rahul Bose: Very, very sad to hear of 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.
Arshad Warsi: My heart goes out to Azharuddin’s family for the irreplaceable loss. May his soul rest in peace.Ameen.
Farah Khan Ali: My heart goes out to the parents. May God give them strength in this moment of grief. RIP Ayaaz. The loss of a child is irreplaceable and only a parent knows that. Youngsters out here please be safe and careful for the grief is lifelong.
Dino Morea: Saddened to hear about Azharuddin’s son. Condolences to the family.
Aftab Shivdasani: Extremely sad. Praying for (the son’s) soul. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2011.