Eman Ahmed, the world's heaviest woman who visited India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi amid controversy, has died at 36.
Eman Ahmed had been in Abu Dhabi since May. Reports in the UAE media had claimed that she was seen "dancing in her bed" last month.
Ahmed weighed around 500 kilograms when she reached Mumbai in February from her hometown Alexandria in Egypt.
She was treated by a team of around 15 doctors led by renowned specialist Muffazal Lakdawala at the Saifee hospital in India.
She reportedly lost 324 kg during her weight-loss treatment.She was put on a special liquid diet at the hospital to reduce her weight enough so that doctors could perform bariatric surgery.
Eman Ahmed was treated by a team of 15 doctors in Mumbai’s Saifee hospital in February this year.
When she left, she weighed around 176 kg. Doctors in Mumbai said she would go through physiotherapy in Abu Dhabi's VPS Burjeel.
Ms Ahmed's sister had alleged that her treatment in Mumbai had been far short of satisfactory and the family had been misled. She also claimed in a secretly filmed video that the doctors were using her for publicity. Doctors however dismissed the allegations as "complete hogwash", alleging that the woman only wanted to extend her sister's stay at the hospital.
Dr Lakdawala, who supervised her treatment at the Saifee hospital, said the hospital did not charge "a single penny" from Eman's family. "We have not asked for a single penny from Eman's family. We are happy that we did bring her weight down," he had said in response to the family's charges.