New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have sent
the MRI report of disgraced former Chairman of Commonwealth
Games (CWG) Suresh Kalmadi to AIIMS for an expert opinion
after the tests suggested that his brain had shrunken and also
damaged at certain areas.
The 66-year-old MP from Pune was recently taken to Lok
Narayan Jai Prakash Hospital where an MRI scan was conducted
on him as per the court`s order.
Sources said that the LNJP hospital report had said that
Kalmadi was suffering from "diffused cerebral atrophy with old
ischemic changes in brain parenchyma with calcified granuloma
in caudothalamic groove on left side (of his brain)."
The prison spokesperson, refusing to divulge the details
of the report, only confirmed that his report had been sent to
AIIMS for an opinion.
Experts in the neurology department at the AIIMS, who
did not wish to be named, said this disease may or may not be
If the conclusion of the LNJP test is the same as
reported in a section of media, then the patient is suffering
from shrunken brain with a possibility of damages in certain
parts of brain, an expert opined.
The family members of Kalmadi had submitted his medical
records to the Tihar prison authorities in which they had
claimed that he was suffering from dementia at a preliminary
stage along with brain infarct was mentioned in the medical
history submitted to jail authorities by the family members.
Legal experts feel that the impact of his health
condition on the trial would be determined only after it was
analysed properly by medical experts.
Kalmadi, sacked as CWG Organising Committee chairman, is
one of the 10 accused on charges of corruption, criminal
conspiracy, cheating and forgery in awarding a contract to a
Swiss firm at exorbitant cost.