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Thursday, 11 February 2016

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of Hanumanthappa on his Twitter page. "He leaves us sad & devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India," he wrote.

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who was battling for life at the Army’s Research & Referral hospital here, breathed his last today.

"Really sorry to inform everyone that LNk Hanamanthappa is no more. He breathed his last breath at 11:45 a.m. today," Army officials said on Thursday.

He was admitted to R&R Hospital on Tuesday morning and had been on ventilator since. His condition steadily deteriorated due to multiple organ failure.

He remain critical with evidence of oxygen deprivation to the brain. There was also evidence of pneumonia in both his lungs. His multi-organ dysfunction state continued unabated.

The condition of Hanumanthappa was reviewed by a team comprising Critical Care specialists, HoD Department of Medicine, senior nephrologist and the senior neurologist and a panel of experts from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Hanamanthappa, who hailed from Karnataka, was flown to Delhi on Tuesday morning in a special air ambulance and admitted to the hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Hanamanthappa at the hospital and requested doctors to provide best possible treatment to him, it may be recalled.


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