Haziqa Ansari, an eight-year-old based in Mumbai, has recovered after slipping into a coma lasting two months. She had gone into coma earlier this March after a frying pan fell on her head, penetrating her skull and causing a life-threatening injury.
According to a Mid-day report, the pan dropped onto Haziqa's head from the 14th floor of a 22-storey building while she was returning home from her tuitions. People were doubtful whether the child would survive with her memory intact.
Seeing Haziqa's condition, the doctors first stated that the surgery could go either way, though it eventually turned out to be a success, according to a Times of India report.
The operation was carried out by Dr Keki Terul and his team, who stated that she was soon able to sit without support, move her limbs and eat soft foods. Upon recovery, Haziqa was discharged on the evening of June 5.
The girl's family was able to raise Rs 6 lakh for the surgery with the help of donations. The case gained international attention.
"It is because of prayers and blessings from all over the world that my daughter is alive today," her father told Mid-day.
"The medical team led by Dr Keki Turel never let me lose hope for a single moment. She has always been a happy child, who would pull harmless pranks every now and then in our building. I am sure she will go back to her usual self," he added.
Haziqa showed her love and gratitude to the hospital staff by blowing flying kisses at the staff of the Bombay Hospital, whom she knew by name.
"This is a special day for us. It's the first time during this Ramzan that all of us broke our fast together," said Haziqa's father Faizan, with tears in his eyes, quoted by Mid-day.
"Those first couple of days when she was in a critical condition, I had already read her the final prayers. It's nothing short of a miracle that I am taking her home today," he added.
The family and the eight-year-old were greeted by their kin and kith on returning home from the hospital.
The police have interrogated more than 50 people so far, including the local domestic help in order to find out which house the pan fell from.