It’s supposed to be one of the best days of your life but for one young couple their wedding day and night was anything but. Nazia Ahmed (not her real name) had the shock of her life on her wedding night when she discovered for the first time that her husband was bald. Daily News & Analysis (DNA) India reported that Akhtar Hussain Sayyed, 27, hid his hair loss from his bride-to-be. Nazia, a 25 year old arts graduate, married Abdul on Thursday 3rd December with the consent of her elders. After the wedding the couple went to a hotel in South Mumbai where Abdul removed his wig and showed Nazia his bald head.
Nazia was so shocked she immediately left the hotel and went home. She then told her mother and relatives who subsequently lodged a complaint of cheating against Abdul and his father, Aktar Hussein Abdul Sayyed, 53. DNA India reported Nazia’s relative Arif as saying that they also discovered that the gold ornaments given by Akhtar during the ceremony were artificial and not of value as they had believed. Senior police inspector Praveen Gosavi, of Agripada police station, told DNA India, “Abdul and his father were booked under sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) IPC.” Gosavi also said that the pair had been released on bail of Rs5,000 each by the Mazgaon Metropolitan Magistrates Court on Saturday 5th December.
While some may sympathise with Nazia, who most likely felt cheated in more ways than one, this does raise interesting questions about why her husband to be felt the need to lie about his hair loss.
Recently there have been reports of rising numbers of men developing Male Pattern Hair Loss at a younger age. A recent survey of male clients at the Belgravia Centre revealed an sharp rise in those men aged between 21 and 30. Belgravia’s senior hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis said, “I’d say at least 3 in 5 of our clients are in their early 20s.” This trend was also highlighted at a recent workshop attended by doctors from across India. “Earlier, one would get patients showing signs of baldness in their late 30s or early 40s. Now, we get teenaged boys, some still attending school,” Dr Bela Shah, head of dermatology at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, told the India Times.
If you are concerned about hair loss, then don’t ignore the warning signs. A receding hairline and thinning hair around the crown area are nearly always the early stages of Male Pattern Hair Loss. This is the best time to seek treatment. A specialist will prescribe an individualised treatment programme which can be started straight away. To see photographs of men who use these treatments, click on the hair loss success stories link.
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