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Pakistan baby who was treated in India dies

Four-month-old Pakistani infant, Rohaan with his parents at the Noida hospital. Photograph: (PTI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 09, 2017, 04.58 PM (IST)

Rohaan, the five-month-old baby from Pakistan who underwent a major heart surgery at a hospital in India a fortnight ago, died of dehydration on Sunday night (August 6).

Rohaan's father, a resident of Lahore, wrote the news on Twitter:

My Rohaan passed away last night. He fought & conquered with major heart surgery but slipped and fell in grave due to little dehydration.

@SushmaSwaraj life is fragile, despite all efforts Rohan passed away to a better place. thank u and ppl of india for all efforts. God Bless

My Rohaan passed away last night. He fought & conquered with major heart surgery but slipped and fell in grave due to little dehydration.

Rohaan and his parents were granted a medical visa to India through the intervention of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on humanitarian grounds.

A group of doctors operated on Rohaan for five hours at Noida's Jaypee hospital on June 14. 

He was "perfectly normal" when he reached Lahore in July, a media report said citing the doctors who operated on him.

His reports were good till Friday, doctors said.

They said that on Sunday, they received a call from Rohaan's parents that they were admitting him to a hospital because he had developed diarrhoea. He died soon after.

The baby was suffering from a complex condition that caused his heart to pump deoxygenated blood.

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