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Eman Abdul Atti, once the world's heaviest woman, dies

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 26, 2017 | Last updated on September 26, 2017 at 08.03 am
Eman Abdul Atti, once the worlds heaviest woman, dies

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She passed away early in the morning

Egyptian national Eman Abdul Atti, once known as the 'world's heaviest woman' passed away on Monday, September 25, at 4:35am due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at Burjeel Hospital.

Eman had been admitted at Burjeel hospital on May 4.

She had been under the supervision of over 20 doctors from different specialities, who were managing her medical condition from the time she arrived in the UAE. 

Eman's family expressed their appreciation and care and treatment provided to her by Burjeel Hospital. The family is also grateful to the rulers and residents for their support to Eman during the treatment.

VPS Healthcare managing director Dr Shamsheer Vayalil had big plans with Eman. And it was only two months back that Eman was wheeled into the auditorium at the hospital during a press conference. 

"We want to fight the larger cause of obesity. And Eman is no less than Malala Yousafzai. We want to use Eman as an ambassador in the fight against obesity," Vayalil had earlier said. 

"Our prayers and heartfealt condolences go out to her family," said the hospital.

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- ashwani@khaleejtimes.com


Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.

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