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‘Slumdog’ child star Azharuddin loses father

'Slumdog Millionaire' star Azhar's father,Mohammed Ismail,died here after a long battle with tuberculosis.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai |
September 8, 2009 9:37:15 am

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ child star Azharuddin’s father,Mohammed Ismail,died here after a long battle with tuberculosis.

Ismail was suffering from the disease for over an year,sources close to the family said here.

He passed away on Friday in the new flat bought for the family by the ‘Jai Ho’ trust set up by director Danny Boyle. Ten-year-old Azhar was reportedly at school at the time and did not learn of the death until he returned home in the evening.

Ismail caused a furore when he allegedly slapped Azhar for refusing to give media interviews after his return from Los Angeles early this year.

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Azhar,who played young Salim in Boyle’s Mumbai potboiler,had attended the Academy awards ceremony along with rest of the cast in LA,where the film picked up eight trophies.

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