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12-year-old Indian girl dies on her birthday in UAE

Mahima Susan Shaji, indian girl dies in uae, birthday, abu dhabi

Abu Dhabi - 'Only her family knew about her illness'


Ashwani Kumar

Published: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 4:31 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 9:24 AM

An Abu Dhabi-based Indian girl tragically passed away on her birthday.
According to close relatives, Mahima Susan Shaji died after suffering from a prolonged illness.
"Mahima Susan Shaji, a student of Abu Dhabi Indian School, died because of prolonged illness. It was only her twelfth birthday on Tuesday (October 15) and she has left us. She passed away at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain," the relative said.
Her death has left family and friends in deep shock.
"The family hails from Kerala. Mahima's father Shaji Chacko Daniel is working in Abu Dhabi for the last 20 years. Her mother Susan also live here. Her elder sister Anju Anna Shaji is completing her higher studies in India," the relative added.
The relative said only family members knew about Mahima's illness.
"This is a tragic development. The embalming service will be held at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City on Thursday after which the body will be repatriated. The funeral service will be held at her home parish of St George Jacobite Syrian Church Nallila in Kottarakara on Saturday," the relative added.

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