One of India’s most famous fashion designers, Rohit Bal, 42, suffered a heart attack at his residence in Delhi on Tuesday. Reports suggest that the designer is now stable after undergoing an emergency surgery late last night under the supervision of cardiac surgeon Dr Naresh Trehan.
Bal, known for his flamboyant designs and Bollywood clientele, originally hails from Kashmir. In 2003, he played himself in the film Boom, Katrina Kaif’s debut in Bollywood.
An alumnus of St Stephen’s college and NIFT, Delhi, Bal also has international recognition, having dressed up celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.