New Delhi: Ace fashion designer Rohit Bal has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram in critical condition. As per reports, the designer who is currently on ventilator support has been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood supply to the body.
Friends and family have sought prayers for Rohit Bal's speedy recovery. The designer had suffered a heart attack in 2010 during the peak of his career, following which he had undergone an emergency angioplasty .
Earlier this year, a close confidant of the designer disclosed to a leading daily that Bal had been admitted to hospital last November to flush out alcohol from his system. The designer's illustrious career spans over three decades. Bal being ahead of his time was one of the first designers to create couture collections and also introduce a range of pret with his Fashion line Balance.
The St Stephens College alumnus, who studied fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi has been honoured with numerous awards and is recognised as one of the leading names in the fashion industry. Bal is recognised among peers for his creativity and has a loyal list of clientele from the Business world.
(With IANS inputs)