After Yuvraj Singh, Father Yograj Diagnosed with Cancer too

Yograj Singh is undergoing treatment in the US for cancer in the vocal chords. Yuvraj recovered from cancer in 2012 to play for India again.

updated: June 05, 2014 15:49 IST
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Former India fast bowler Yograj Singh, the father of India's 2011 World Cup-winning star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, is undergoing treatment in the United States for cancer in the vocal chords. Yuvraj himself suffered from a rare germ cell cancer but recovered to play for India again. In the recently concluded Indian Premier League, Yuvraj was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a record Rs 14 crore.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the 56-year-old Yograj, once spoken in the same breath as India's greatest all-rounder Kapil Dev, has undergone surgery to remove a throat tumor in a US-based hospital. The cancer in Yograj's vocal chords was diagnosed a few months back.

It was on Yuvraj's suggestion that Yograj was taken to the US to undergo treatment. The newspaper quotes Yograj's wife Satveer saying: "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."

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