Celebrated Fashion Maestro Rohit Bal Faces Health Challenge, Hospitalised and Under Ventilator Care at Medanta
Renowned fashion icon Rohit Bal finds himself in Medanta Hospital, NCR, grappling with a pre-existing cardiac condition. The designer’s health has taken a critical turn, necessitating ventilator support.
As reported by HT City, sources close to Rohit Bal have disclosed that the esteemed designer is currently in a critical state at Medanta Hospital. The 62-year-old, known for his creative prowess, has been wrestling with health challenges stemming from a history of alcohol abuse. Bal, who has been in and out of rehab and hospitals, faced a similar situation in November last year, prompting his admission to Medanta Hospital. Old pal Arjun Rampal had paid him a visit during that trying period. A close friend shared insights, revealing the severity of Bal’s condition around 6-7 months ago, highlighting the struggles and interventions to address alcohol and sleeping pill issues.
Rohit Bal’s journey in the world of fashion has been marked by both triumphs and challenges
Having faced a heart attack in February 2010, he underwent emergency angioplasty, a testament to his resilience. Born in Srinagar on May 8, 1961, Bal commenced his career in 1986 by co-founding Orchid Oversea Pvt. Ltd alongside his brother. The independent collection he launched in 1990 marked a significant milestone in his career.
An alumnus of St. Stephens College, Rohit Bal further honed his craft by studying fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi.
His creative genius earned him prestigious accolades, including the ‘Designer of the Year’ award at the Indian Fashion Awards in 2006 and the same title at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in 2001. The year 2012 saw him crowned as the Lakme Grand Finale Designer.
In 2020, the fashion maestro was bestowed with the title of “Iconic Fashion Designer of the country” by the jury of the Rajnigandha Pearls India Fashion Awards, solidifying his standing in the industry.
Rohit Bal’s influence extends far beyond the borders of India, reaching an international clientele that boasts names like Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, and Uma Thurman, alongside several Indian celebrities. His designs have graced not only the global fashion stage but also the wrists of watch enthusiasts, as he proudly serves as an ambassador for Omega watches.
Beyond the realm of fashion, Bal’s creativity has left its mark on popular culture. He lent his artistic touch to the Indian game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, showcasing his versatility by designing costumes for the show. This intersection of high fashion and mainstream entertainment reflects the breadth of his impact on diverse spheres of creativity.
Fashion maestro Rohit Bal is currently in a critical state, relying on ventilator support at Medanta Hospital. His hospitalisation stems from a pre-existing cardiac condition, adding a sombre note to the journey of this acclaimed designer.
February 2010 marked a pivotal moment in Mr. Bal’s life when he confronted a heart attack, compelling him to undergo emergency angioplasty.
His contributions to the world of fashion were not only recognized but celebrated. In 2006, he clinched the prestigious ‘Designer of the Year’ title at the Indian Fashion Awards, followed by a similar triumph at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in 2001. The year 2012 added another feather to his cap as he was bestowed with the honour of being the Lakme Grand Finale Designer, solidifying his position as a trailblazer in the fashion industry.