Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The 15-year-old boy who was the Face of Progeria in India breathed his last on Monday night in Telangana.
While attending a family function, Nihal Bitla suffered severe dehydration before being admitted to a hospital on Monday evening.
The Boston-based Progeria Research Foundation announced Nihal's death on his facebook page today.
Till date there is no cure for Progeria. It is a rare genetic disorder known to have a short life expectancy.
Nihal has won a legion of admirers for his ability to stay strong and optimistic while fighting a serious battle with this deadly disease.
Watch his inspirational story here.
(Video credits: The Quint)