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Pakistan boy who underwent surgery in India succumbs to diarrhoea

He fought & conquered with major heart surgery but fell in grave due to little dehydration: Father

IANS  |  Islamabad/New Delhi 

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In a tragic turn, Rohaan, who underwent heart surgery at a Noida hospital in June after India's External Affairs Minister intervened to get visas for him and his family, has died of diarrhoea.

The boy's father Kanwal Siddiq said in a tweet: "My Rohaan passed away last night. He fought & conquered with major heart surgery but slipped and fell in grave due to little dehydration."

In another tweet, tagged to Sushma Swaraj, he said: "@SushmaSwaraj life is fragile, despite all efforts Rohan passed away to a better place. thank you and people of for all efforts. God Bless."

On July 19, Lahore-based couple Kanwal Siddiq and his wife Anam Siddiq at a press conference in New Delhi thanked profusely for the successful operation of their little son, who was suffering from a congenital heart ailment.

They were in for a month, and their son was operated upon at Jaypee hospital.

Before flying back, they had met along with their son Rohaan. The Minister had tweeted her happiness at the successful heart surgery, saying- "Rohaan. We wish you good health and long life." and "Rohaan Keep smiling."

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 10:27 IST