KUALA LUMPUR: Comedian Ali Puteh's daughter Sharifah Nur Ainul Mardhiah is fighting for her life.
She has been put on a life support machine after undergoing 12 hours of surgery for a heart ailment yesterday.
In an Instagram post yesterday, Ali whose real name is Syed Ali Mubarak Syed Mohd Ridzuan said Ainul was facing complications to her lungs and had a "50-50" chance of survival.
“No positive developments yet. After 12 hours of surgery to her heart valve, Ainul has developed complications to her lungs.
"The doctors have tried their best to stop the flow of blood into her lungs. Ainul is now dependent on life support.
"We are praying for a miracle. She only has 50-50 chance of surviving," said Ali whose daughter is being treated at Serdang Hospital.
Netizens, including Ali's fellow comedians and actors, expressed their sympathy, support and prayers for Ainul's recovery.
"Be strong bro!" said Datuk Afdlin Shauki.
"My prayers for adik Ainul's speedy recovery," said singer-actor Izzue Islam.
"God willing, baby Ainul will be fine. My prayers for her. Stay strong Ali Puteh," said Juliana.
It was reported on Aug 28 that Ainul was suffering from a faulty heart valve and hole in the heart.
Born in the Khilal Islamic Medical Centre, Taman Melawati, Gombak on Aug 6, Ainul suffered from jaundice five days later and she was admitted to Ampang Hospital.
Ali and his wife Melati Fitri Abdullah also have a daughter Sharifah Nur Aaira Qaireenrusia, 2.
The 30-year-old funnyman who is the younger brother of comedian Abam a.k.a. Syed Umar Mokhtar Syed Mohd Ridzuan of the group Bocey, participated in Astro comedy talent search Muzikal Lawak Superstar 2019 as a member of the group Puteh.