Indian Girl Roona Begum, Suffering From Hydrocephalus, Dies A Month To Her Head Surgery


Roona Begum, five-year-old baby girl hailing from Tripura, has lost her fight with life just a month before her head surgery.Roona made it to international headlines due to her rare condition which caused her head to bloat thrice the size of her head. Roona was suffering from hydrocephalus, a rare disease which causes cerebrospinal fluid to clog in the brain, making it swollen.

Fortis Gurgaon was taking care of her medical treatment since 2013 and gave Roona eight surgeries to shrink her head from 94 cms to 58 cms, according to a media report.Abdul Rahman and Fatima Khatun, the parents rushed Roona to hospital as she experienced breathing issues, but couldn’t save her.

The doctors assured that she will become a normal kid, but the dream to see their daughter go to school did not materialise for daily wager father Abdul Rahman and homemaker mother Fatima Khatun. Roona died, days before she was to undergo corrective surgery.

Pictures showed the distraught parents sitting next to her body, wrapped in a cream towel as her younger brother looked on