A Canadian Billionaire Dies post Gym Workout at Luxury Five-Star Resort in Dubai

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

Ajmal Hasan Khan, a prominent Canadian billionaire and the visionary founder of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), tragically passed away at the age of 60 following a suspected cardiac arrest. The incident occurred after a workout session at a well-known five-star resort on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

The incident's details

On Monday, Khan experienced discomfort shortly after completing his workout at the hotel gym. A staff member at the resort reported that Khan complained of uneasiness before collapsing. Khan was staying at the resort alone at the time. His family friend, Nadeem Khan, communicated the details from India, expressing the profound shock and sorrow felt by those close to Khan.

"The family is coordinating with local authorities to repatriate his body to Canada. This is an immense and unforeseen loss, and we are still grappling with the tragedy," Nadeem stated.

Ajmal Hasan Khan was the eldest of three brothers and the founder and president of the Verus Group of Companies. His entrepreneurial spirit and keen business acumen were evident in his successful ventures, most notably the establishment of the CPL in 2013. This annual Twenty20 cricket tournament, held in the Caribbean, gained international recognition and featured both Caribbean and international players.

Khan's contributions extended beyond business. Born in Nigeria to Indian parents, he initially lived in England before acquiring Canadian citizenship. Despite his global presence, he maintained deep ties to Barbados, where many of his business interests were based.

Khan had an impact on other people, including Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, who became equity partners in the CPL's Barbados Trident squad. Wahlberg said that Khan was the one who first introduced him to cricket, which sparked his interest in the game. In a statement, Wahlberg expressed her gratitude to her best friend, Ajmal Khan, who introduced her to Barbados and the league. As a result, she is now a great cricket fan.

Khan's passing has deeply affected not only his family but also the broader community. His mother, from the esteemed Burlington family in Lucknow, India, is among those mourning the loss. The news of his death has sent ripples of sorrow through both his immediate and extended community.

Funeral prayers for Ajmal Hasan Khan are scheduled to be held on Saturday at Meadowvale Cemetery in Mississauga, Canada, at 1:40 p.m. This service will provide an opportunity for family and friends to pay their final respects and celebrate his life.

Health Warnings and Precautions

Medical experts frequently caution that vigorous physical activity can be hazardous, especially for individuals with underlying heart conditions. They emphasize the importance of thorough health evaluations and exercise testing before embarking on intense physical regimens. Khan’s sudden death serves as a poignant reminder of these risks and underscores the need for awareness and preventive measures.

Ajmal Hasan Khan's death is a significant loss to the business and sporting communities. His legacy, particularly through the CPL, will continue to influence and inspire many. As his family and friends navigate this difficult time, the impact of his achievements and the warmth of his character will be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.

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