17-year-old boy dies while playing Garba in Gujarat's Khedatext_fields
Kheda : A 17-year-old boy died from cardiac arrested while playing Garba during Navratri festivities in Gujarat's Kheda district.
Veer Shah who died on October 20 was dancing when he suddenly reported feeling dizzy and lost consciousness.
Responding quickly, onsite volunteers performed cardio-respiratory resuscitation, said Dr. Aayush Patel, MD Medicine.
Despite immediate medical attention and transfer to a nearby hospital, the teenager was pronounced dead upon arrival, officials said.
Veer's parents were participating in Navratri celebrations at another Garba venue in Kapadwanj when they were informed of their son's tragic passing.
Devastated by the sudden loss, a heartbroken Veer's father Ripal Shah later issued a plea to other celebrants, urging them to take rest in between dancing.
"The pain of losing a child is immeasurable, and I hope no other parent has to endure this," said Shah.
Out of respect for the departed soul, organizers at the venue held a two-minute silence and the scheduled Garba was also postponed.
In a collective gesture of grief and unity, Garba events in Kapadvanj and nearby regions were suspended for the day.