Cassian Baliarsingh

India on Saturday woke up to the shocking news of actress Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the younger version of Babita Phogat in superstar Aamir Khan’s blockbuster movie ‘Dangal’. The young talent was only 19 years old.

The talented actress was undergoing treatment at Delhi AIIMS since February 7 and died on February 16 after medical complications. As per reports, Suhani was suffering from Dermatomyositis, a rare inflammatory disease that causes skin rash and muscle weakness.

Her mother Puja Bhatnagar informed that the symptoms of Dermatomyositis showed two months ago.

“She developed a red spot on her hands about two months ago. We consulted with doctors in different hospitals but it couldn’t be diagnosed. We admitted her to AIIMS, Delhi after her health started deteriorating,” her mother was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Despite all the possible treatment, her lungs eventually got damaged due to the infection and accumulation of excess fluid. It is a very rare disease and there are only five to six people all over the world who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash. It can also affect other organ systems such as the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems.