A five-and-a-half years old Roona Begum, who was born in Tripura and gained the public attention after her head swelled up to 94 centimetres from a normal size reportedly died on Tuesday.
The child’s head swelled up due to hydrocephalus (water on the brain).
Begum was to undergo another surgery, which was scheduled for next month.
The Gurgaon-based hospital Fortis Memorial Research Institute was treating Begum for free of cost since 2013.
Begum’s father is said to be a daily wage labourer, whereas her mother is a homemaker.
The child faced breathing problem last night but before she could be shifted to any hospital she died.
“She had little breathing problem but before the child could be shifted to any other hospital for treatment, she was no more”, Fatima Khatun, child’s mother said in a statement.
It was reported that Roona Begum’s case was one of the rarest cases suffering from this disorder.