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World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed

New Delhi: Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman who came to India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi amid controversy, has died at 36 today.

Eman died today, a week after celebrating her 37th birthday in Abu Dhabi. The cause of her death was confirmed as various heart diseases and kidney dysfunction and was confirmed by officials from Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed weighed around 500 kilograms when she arrived in Mumbai in February from her hometown Alexandria in Egypt.

She was treated by a team of around 15 doctors led by renowned specialist Muffazal Lakdawala at the Saifee hospital, Mumbai.

She reportedly lost more than 300 kg during her weight-loss treatment. She was put on a special liquid diet at the hospital to reduce her weight enough so that doctors could perform bariatric surgery.

After the surgery, Eman’s sister Shaimaa fell out with the doctors at the Saifee hospital, alleging that they were lying about her weight loss. Shaimaa released a video on social media, claiming that Eman suffered three strokes, was not able to talk and has pale blue skin. She further accused the doctors of medical negligence and said that she doesn’t trust them anymore. However, doctors dismissed all the allegations.

The 37-year-old was discharged from the Mumbai hospital for further treatment in the UAE, bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala had said.

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