World's 'heaviest' woman Eman Ahmed passes away


The Egyptian woman succumbed to "complications from the underlying comorbid conditions", including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, said the report quoting medical experts at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for the bedridden Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 37, since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty who was flown in to Bombay's Safe Hospital earlier this year for a bariatric surgery, has breathed her last in Abu Dhabi.

On September 9, Eman celebrated her 37th birthday.

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By the time she turned 11-years-old, she was too heavy to support her weight standing up, and resorted to crawling in her home on her knees.

For the past two decades, Eman has barely left her room, her family reported. Her sister accused the hospital of exaggerating her weight loss, and said she was suffering seizures and not stable enough to transfer hospitals. I had seen that - special machines and very good doctors here but that's God (will) we can't do anything but pray for her. Doctors in India referred her to Burjeel Hospital, to be closer to her family in Egypt. Also, she weighs 5 kg at the time of her birth according to her parents.

"I still love India and its kind people, but not Dr Muffazal Lakdawala (Eman's doctor) and Saifee".

"Our advice for the public is to get medical attention as soon as possible before one reaches the stage of morbid obesity", Dr. Nabil Debouni, medical director of Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, told Al Arabiya English. Doctors blamed her struggles on thyroid issues. "Her smile has come back". The hospital further said, "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family".