The flight, 6E-1736, had taken off from Delhi at 10.05 pm Sunday for what was to be a just over four-hour journey to Doha. It landed in Karachi just after midnight (local time).
In a statement, IndiGo said: “Flight 6E-1736, operating from Delhi to Doha was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency on board. Unfortunately, on arrival, the passenger was declared dead by the airport medical team. We are deeply saddened by the news and our prayers and wishes are with his family and loved ones. We’re currently making arrangements for transferring the other passengers of the flight, in coordination with the relevant authorities.”