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Ex royals depart to be beside stricken Paras Shah

  Former Crown Prince's daughter in Kathmandu suffers from appendicitis same night

RAJENDRA MANANDHAR

Former prince Paras Shah leaving for Singapore from TIA in Kathmandu on Monday, November 16, 2009.

THT ONLINE

Shah's wife Himani‚ however‚ could not leave Kathmandu today as their youngest daughter Kritika underwent surgery for appendicitis this morning

KATHMANDU: Five members of the former royal family, including his sister Prerana Singh, left for Bangkok on Thai Airways flight on Wednesday afternoon, to be with ailing former Crown Prince Paras Shah.

After suffering from a massive cardiac arrest last night, the only son of deposed King Gyanendra is admitted to the Bangkok-based Samitivej Hospital in a state of coma.

The family members who headed to Bangkok include the 42-year-old's cousins Dilasha Shahi and Pooja Shahi, and their husbands Dr. Rajiv Raj Shahi and Adarsha Bikram Rana respectively, according to Phaniraj Pathak, an aide of the former royal family.

Double whammy

Shah's wife Himani, however, could not leave Kathmandu today as their youngest daughter Kritika underwent surgery for appendicitis this morning.

She was rushed to the Norvic Hospital last night.

The hospital source informed this evening that Kritika has been shifted to the general ward from the post-operative ward.

The source, however, said her family has kept all the information of the patient top secret.

According to Pathak, former Crown Princess Himani is likely to fly to Bangkok tomorrow if her daughter's condition improves.READ ALSO: Ex-Crown Prince Paras in coma‚ brain injury suspected


Critical, no improvement

Non-Residential Nepalese Association (NRNA)'s Thailand chapter General Secretary Sunil Khadka expressed sadness over the lack of improvement in Shah's condition.

Talking to THT Online over telephone from Bangkok, Khadka said Shah's condition is very critical and no improvement has been made since he was admitted to the hospital.

He informed that he and another friend, who he did not name, are taking care of the ailing royalty.

Doctors have suspected that Shah has suffered from brain haemorrhage also in the wake of cardiac arrest.

Pathak, on the other hand, said that the former crown prince, who underwent surgery at Samitivej Hospital, is in "critical but stable" state.

READ ALSO: Ex-Crown Prince Paras ''critical after cardiac arrest'' in Bangkok


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