World’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, An Egyptian national, who came to India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi for further treatment, died on Monday in a hospital.

Eman died at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at the hospital.

The 37-year-old Ms Eman Ahmed weighed roughly 500 kilograms when she arrived in India in February from her hometown Alexandria in Egypt.

She reportedly lost 324 kg during her weight-loss treatment at the Mumbai hospital; she was on a special liquid diet to reduce her weight enough so that doctors could perform bariatric surgery.

She was treated at the city’s famed Saifee hospital by a team of around 15 doctors led by renowned specialist Muffazal Lakdawala.

Dr Lakdawala, who supervised her treatment at the Saifee hospital, said the hospital did not charge “a single penny” from Ms Ahmed’s family. “We are happy that we did bring her weight down,” he had said in response to the family’s charges.

According to Saifee authorities, Ms Ahmed’s treatment cost around Rs. 3 crore, of which around Rs. 65 lakh was donated by various people.

Ms Eman Ahmed had not stepped out of her house for more than two decades due to her weight and a stroke that left her paralysed a year ago.

 

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