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Mumbai, July 31: A Wilson College student succumbed to his 11/7 blast injuries after battling for life for more than 18 days in hospital, taking the death toll from the serial train blasts to 183. Vijay Khanvilkar’s body was handed over to his family members, doctors from Karuna Hospital in Borivali said.
Khanvilkar, who was initially admitted to Bhagwati Hospital, was later shifted to a private hospital due to major complications like internal bleeding of lever. On July 11, Khanvilkar boarded, as usual, a Virar-bound local from Charni Road to go home.
Khanvilkar, a Bsc second year student and son of a graphic designer working with a Marathi magazine, was injured in the blast in his compartment near the Borivali station. Volunteers admitted him to Bhagwati Hospital. Preliminary check-up revealed that Khanvilkar had lung injuries and fractures in his skull. His neighbours at Bolinj village in Virar collected Rs20,000 for his medical expenses.