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Yuvraj's father Yograj Singh diagnosed with cancer

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Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 15:18 [IST]
 
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Yuvraj's father diagnosed with cancer

Chandigarh, June 5: Former India Test player Yograj Singh, the father of Yuvraj Singh, has been diagnosed with throat cancer recently, according to a media report today.

"The Indian Express" reported that Yograj is currently undergoing treatment in New York and is recovering after a surgery to remove the tumor in his vocal chords.

The 56-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in his vocal chords few months back and had been taking medicines prescribed by a New York-based doctor, the report added.

"He would often complain about throat pain and cough. But he never let us know what was going on. He would take medicines and be fine for a while. But when the problem got worse, he had to tell us," Yograj's wife, Satveer Kaur told the newspaper.

Yuvraj had suggested to his father to take treatment at the same hospital where the left-hander underwent chemotheraphy for a rare germ cell cancer. Doctors had said Yograj did not require chemotherapy but had to be operated to remove the tumor.

"Thanks to the Almighty, the tumour was removed about 20 days back and he is recovering now. He has been advised not to talk till he has recovered completely," she added.

Yograj has been in constant touch via WhatsApp with his ward Manan Vohra of Kings XI Punjab.

"It was wonderful to get his wishes even when he is unwell. He is my Guru, I wish he is back to Chandigarh fully fit soon, so that I could share with him my IPL experience," Vohra told the newspaper.

Yograj played 1 Test and 6 ODIs for India. He recently acted in Bollywood movie "Bhag Milkha Bhag".

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Story first published:  Thursday, June 5, 2014, 14:54 [IST]
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