Wasim Akram’s wife passes away

CHENNAI: Huma Wasim, wife of former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, died at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India Sunday morning after being in criticial condition for the past five days. According to hospital officials, Huma breathed her last around 9.45 a.m.

Huma was suffering from sepsis (an inflammation of several tissues, including blood leading to kidney failure) and was admitted to Apollo Hospital Tuesday after developing complications mid-air while on her way to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore from Pakistan.

At Apollo Hospital, she was in the intensive care unit (ICU) since then and died Sunday without regaining consciousness.

Akram was married to Huma for 14 years and the couple have two sons, Taimur and Akbar.

A trained medical practitioner herself, Huma had a stint with some of the leading hospitals in Pakistan as a psychologist and a hypnotherapist.

Arrangements are being made to take her body back to Pakistan, sources said. -Agencies