Ambili Fathima, who had undergone multi-organ transplantation in August 2015, breathed her last at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25.
The 22-year-old student from Kerala was admitted to Caritas Hospital at Kottayam in the state three days ago due to infection in her blood and internal organs. She was moved to the transplant ICU after her condition deteriorated.
Ambili was diagnosed with a rare medical condition at the age of two. Due to a hole in her heart, pure blood was getting mixed with impure blood, causing the lungs to stall. The M.Com final year student of CMS College, Kottayam became an overnight sensation after she underwent an 11-hour-long rare transplantation surgery, headed by Dr Sundar, Dr Paul Ramesh and Dr Madan, at Apollo Hospital in Chennai on August 13. Both her lungs and heart were transplanted during the procedure.
Although the transplantation was said to be successful, she had undergone another surgery a month later and was shifted back to her hometown (Kottayam) only recently.