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    Azharuddin in Hyderabad, son critical

    Former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin\'s son Mohammed Ayazuddin continued to battle for life on Monday, a day after he met with a road accident.

    Hyderabad: Former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin's son Mohammed Ayazuddin continued to battle for life on Monday, a day after he met with a road accident.

    Azharuddin, who flew in to Hyderabad from London early on Monday, rushed to the hospital after consoling his sister, whose 16-year-old son Ajmal-ur-Rahman died in the same accident.

    According to doctors at Apollo Hospital, Ayazuddin, 19, was still on ventilator. They were continuing medication to maintain his blood pressure.

    Mahesh Joshi, head, emergency medicines at Apollo Hospital, said the youngster sustained grievous injuries in the chest and kidneys. A surgery was performed on him late on Sunday to stop bleeding from the chest.

    A multi-speciality team of doctors is closely monitoring his condition round-the-clock.

    According to a medical bulletin issued by the Apollo Hospital, "The patient (Ayazuddin) continues to be in a very critical condition and is currently on a ventilator. He has multi-organ failure and is being supported with medication and other treatments to maintain his vital functions."

    "The prognosis and outcome are guarded due to the severity of the injury and continued instability," the bulletin, issued at 11 AM, said.

    Ayazuddin, an upcoming cricketer, was driving a high-power sports bike with his cousin riding pillion when he lost control and they fell down near Poppalaguda on the Outer Ring Road.

    Ayaz is the youngest of the two sons of Azharuddin from his first wife Naureen, whom the former cricketer divorced to marry actress Sangeeta Bijlani.

    Both Naureen and Bijlani, along with other relatives, are camping at the hospital.

    Azharuddin, who played 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals for India, was banned for life in 2000 following allegations of his involvement in match fixing.

    The former cricketer joined the Congress Party before 2009 elections and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.

    Ajmal-ur-Rahman was buried in a graveyard in Shantinagar on Sunday night. He was the son of Congress leader Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and grandson of former MP Khaleel-ur-Rahman.