A resident of Vasai town in Palghar district, Amita Rajani dubbed Asia’s heaviest woman claims to have weight lost more than 214 kgs in four years. Rajini, who is reported to have weight more than 300 kilograms currently weighs 86 kilograms.
“A staggering weight loss of 214 kgs —from 300 kilograms to 86 kgs in four years is something unimaginable,” Dr. Shashank Shah of LaparaObeso Centre at Lilivati Hospital who performed the bariatric or weight loss surgery said on Thursday.
Born as a healthy baby weighing 3 kilograms, Amita began putting on weight at the age of six years. “By the time she turned 16, her weight had shot up to 126 kgs,” Dr Shah said.
“When I was in 10th standard, I weighed 126 kgs and in the final year of college, I was between 160 and 170 kgs...At one stage, my parents took me to London, where endocrinologists could not provide a solution to my problem,” Amita recalled.
Talking about her life-changing page in life, Rajani said: “Once I had fallen from bed. It had taken my family three hours to put me back onto the bed safely. Recently, I fell from the bed. I managed to stand up in just two minutes. I am independent now.. I am fully independent and can move alone”.
Amita’s mother Mamta Rajani who had tended to Rajani in every point of her life said: “I had to help her with all her chores, eating, dressing, controlling fluid retention with towels and bedsheets that soaked the excess fluid discharged from her thighs. But, if she is how in good shape, full credit goes to Dr. Shah”.
Amita’s successful weight loss surgery will be the second major instance where an obese woman has shed an overwhelming amount of weight after 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abdelaty who shed as much as 324 kilograms of weight at a Mumbai hospital.