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    Azharuddin's son critical after bike accident

    Hyderabad: Ajmal-ur-Rahman, nephew of former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin, died on Sunday after an accident in Hyderabad in which the cricketer's son Mohammed Ayazuddin was critically injured, police said.

    Rahman, 16, and Ayazuddin, 19, met with the accident on the city's outskirts early on Sunday.

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

    Ayazuddin and Rahman were rushed to Apollo Hospital in Jubliee Hills around 9 a.m.

    Both received head injuries, hospital sources told IANS.

    Rahman was the son of Azhar's sister and grandson of former MP Khaleel-ur-Rahman.

    Doctors have described Ayazuddin's condition as critical and he has been put on ventilators.

    According to the police, Ayazuddin was driving a Suzuki GSX R1000 with his cousin riding pillion. The youngsters, who were said to be race bike enthusiasts, were riding on the Outer Ring Road though two-wheelers are barred from doing so.

    Azharuddin, who was away in London, is rushing back to Hyderabad.

    His relatives and friends, including Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, state Congress Chief Botsa Satyanarayana, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Secunderabad MP Anjan Kumar Yadav and cricketer VVS. Laxman reached the hospital.

    Ayazuddin is a second year B.Com student at St. Mary's College.

    Ayazuddin is the second of Azharuddin's two sons from his former wife Naureen, whom he divorced to marry former actress Sangeeta Bijlani.

    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 the 2009 elections and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.