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Saturday, Jun 29, 2002
Corporate - People
Ambani still `on full life-support systems'
MUMBAI, June 28
MR Dhirubhai Ambani who was yesterday blessed by the Sankaracharya of Kanchi, today received a `taaveez' (amulet) from a group of maulavis. "The Muslim community is worried about Mr Ambani's health. We need people like him,'' said Maulana Shahabuddin who, along with four other maulavis, visited Mr Ambani today.
Mr Anil Ambani, younger son of Mr Dhirubhai Ambani and RIL Managing Director, told presspersons that his father "continued to be on full life-support systems''.
He said the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, Pramukh Swami, andMuslim and Christian priests had prayed for Mr Ambani's recovery. He also thanked the schools that had conducted prayer services for his father.
Breach Candy hospital continued to be the hub of VIPs for the fourth consecutive day, with the Samajwadi Party leader, Mr Amar Singh, the Shiv Sena leader, Mr Raj Thackeray, corporate leaders Mr Ashok Hinduja, Mr Nimesh Kampani, Mr Adi Godrej and the Planning Commission member, Mr N.K. Singh, calling on Mr Ambani.
A group of workers from the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Thane, Maharashtra, came to offer prayers as well. The workers, led by Ms Ruksana Qureshi, Corporator, Bhiwandi, had brought along Maulana Salim Khan Noori from Rai Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
"We are here to pray for Mr Ambani because he has set up a camp for riot victims in Jamnagar. He is the king of the powerloom and yarn business and we hope his business flourishes,'' Ms Qureshi said.
According to hospital sources, Mr Ambani continues to be on life-support to help respiration.
Mr Anil Ambani said "several inputs'' had been received from specialists from India and abroad. He however, did not elaborate.
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