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Fashion Designer Rohit Bal Admitted To ICU, Put On Life Support

The doctors carried out some tests and concluded that he’s suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Nov 28, 2023 12:00 IST
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Famous fashion designer Rohit Bal was admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta hospital and was put on ventilator support on Monday, November 27. As per reports, he is critical and has been admitted owing to a pre-existing heart condition. He is being supervised by cardiologist Dr Praveen Chand. According to sources, he experienced acute chest pain, after which he was rushed to Medanta hospital.

The doctors carried out some tests and concluded that he was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. It is a condition in which the heart muscles become weak and enlarged. Due to this, the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body. He had suffered a heart attack and had undergone emergency angioplasty in 2010. He has been in and out of rehab and hospitals for his constant alcohol abuse and consequent health problems.

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Popularly known as Guddu in the industry, he hails from Kashmir and known for his trademark lotus and peacock motifs. He frequently keeps promoting Kashmiri craft and weaves. He began his career in the year 1986, founding the Orchid Oversea Pvt. Ltd with his brother, and later launched his independent collection in 1990.

Rohit Bal bagged the ‘Designer of the Year’ award at the Indian Fashion Awards in the year 2006. He is also the recipient of ‘Designer of the Year’ at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in 2001. He later went on to win the Lakme Grand Finale Designer for 2012.

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First published on: Nov 28, 2023 10:46 AM IST

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