Durban - World renowned journalist and beauty pageant organiser Farook Khan,75, is in a critical condition in a Durban hospital after being diagnosed with cancer of the colon.
On Friday, his family asked for people to pray for his recovery.
A family member said that Khan, had returned home on Sunday night from India after attending the Miss India Pageant.
On Monday he complained about stomach pains and the family thought he may have eaten something during the trip that upset his stomach.
He was self medicated by family in the interim.