After being in coma for almost seven years,27-year-old Amit Singh,injured in the 7/11 train blasts that claimed 187 lives,died Thursday evening due to a lung infection. He was in a vegitative state at Jaslok Hospital.
R R Pulgaonkar,CEO of Jaslok,said Singh developed severe lung infection a few days ago.
Amit was on ventilator for the past one week. We tried everything medically possible to treat the lung infection but he could not make it, he said.
Singh was a final-year BCom student at the time of the blasts and had just secured a first-class in exams. He was going home to Virar from Churchgate station when a bomb ripped through his compartment at Mira Road station.
Pulgaonkar said: Nurses and ward boys had a lot of attachment to Amit. He was one of the longest staying patients. We were hoping against hope that he will come out of his comatose state and recover some day.
Amit suffered a deep wound on the side of his head due to which he had to undergo a number of surgeries. Western Railway had spent Rs 1.3 crore on his treatment at Jaslok till July last year.