Bipasha Basu Reveals Her Daughter Devi Was Born With ‘Two Holes in Her Heart’

By: Priyal Joshi

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover welcomed their babygirl Devi in 2022. Bipasha recently shared this on an Instagram live with Neha Dhupia. She shared that her daughter had ventricular septal defect, a condition where she was born with two holes in her heart and had to undergo a surgery as a three month old. She revealed “Our journey has been very different from any normal mother-father; it has been a lot tougher than the smile that I have on my face right now. I would not wish this to happen to any mother. For a new mother, when you get to know that… I got to know on the third day of my having a baby that our baby is born with two holes in her heart. I thought I’ll not share this, but I’m sharing this because I feel that there are a lot of mothers who helped me in this journey, and it was very difficult to find those mothers.” Bipasha also revealed that the surgery lasted for 6 hours and she didn’t sleep for ’40 days and 40 nights.’

She shared the challenges they faced as parents in this journey.  Basu revealed that she came to know on third day of becoming a mother that Devi was born with two holes in her heart and was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect. “The first five months have been very difficult for us. But Devi has been fabulous from day one. We were told that every month, we have to do a scan to know if it’s healing on its own. But with the kind of large hole that she had, we were told that it was doubtful, you will have to go through surgery. And the surgery is best done, when the child is three-months-old,” Bipasha held back her tears as she added “ You feel so sad, burdened, and conflicted because how can you put a child in an open heart surgery”

With modern medical advancements and timely surgical interventions, the prognosis for children with VSD is generally positive. Complete closure of the defect through surgery can enable the child to lead a normal and healthy life, ensuring longevity and reducing the risk of long-term complications associated with untreated VSD. Overall, early diagnosis, proper medical management, and appropriate surgical treatment contribute to improved quality of life and a promising future for babies born with Ventricular Septal Defect.