'World's fattest kid' saved by emergency surgery

Muhammad Irfan 10:03 PM | 1 Jun, 2017
'World's fattest kid' saved by emergency surgery
JAKARTA - An Indonesian boy branded the world's fattest child has lost a sixth of his weight in a month, after undergoing emergency surgery that is believed to have saved his life.

Eleven-year-old Arya Permana weighed 192kg going into the five-hour gastric sleeve surgery - and in just four weeks he has already lost 31kg.

Surgeons who completed the operation on Arya, who is the youngest person in history to undertake the medical procedure, say he is likely to lose a further 100kg within the next year. That would bring him down to 61kg, a slightly above normal weight for a 12-year-old boy.

Before the operation, Arya was eating five large meals a day, and weighed six times a normal boy his age - but now he feels fuller for longer, and eats less of the icecream, salted anchovies and hard-boiled eggs he loved pre-surgery.

His father Ade Soemantri said Arya "had no sense of being full" before the operation, in a new documentary coming out about his son's extraordinary battle with his weight.

"Every time he had two packets of noodles and two eggs," he explained.

His mother Rokayah blamed herself for Arya's weight gain, saying she failed to control how much she fed him because of her love for him.

Arya rose to fame after collapsing at his school's flag ceremony, with world media brandishing him with the title of world's fattest child.

"More than half a kilo of chicken and then there was rice. This could be four to six times a day." "The saddest thing was watching Arya try to get up. He would get out of breath just walking five metres - we were very worried."

But they still continued to feed their son greasy curries and high-cholesterol snacks, such as salted anchovies and hard-boiled eggs.

It was only when their son's health reached a near critical condition that his parents accepted their son needed urgent help.

Mr Soemantri, a 45-year-old who worked as a security guard, said Arya 'had no sense of being full' in a new Channel 5 documentary on his son's story.

Muhammad Irfan

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to ...


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 237.55 240.15
Euro EUR 272.5 275
UK Pound Sterling GBP 308.5 311.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 68 68.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100


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