He was in coma for 9 years
Parag Sawant, victim of the July 11, 2006, serial blasts on Mumbai local trains died at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on Tuesday morning after nine years in coma. Sawant, resident of suburban Bhyander in Thane district was heading home in the first-class compartment of a Virar-bound train when a bomb exploded in his compartment at Mira Road station. His wife, Preeti Sawant, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, was given a job in the Western Railway. Sawant was in coma and briefly showed signs of recovery. But he suffered from convulsions and lapsed back into vegetative state. Sawant’s last rites will be performed on Wednesday.