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Man donates father’s dead body to KIMS for research

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Bengaluru: Losing a parent is the most painful experience, however, a man in Bengaluru fighting this loss handed over his father’s body for research.

It is said that city-based sales manager Mallikarjuna lost his father Doddabasappa Halkatappa Bevinamarada. So far cadavers of 20 members of his family have been donated to various medical colleges across the state and keeping forth this rare legacy on, even Mallikarjuna handed over his father’s body to Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in the city on Wednesday.

Haling from Gadag, Mallikarjuna said that his father was bedridden since a year and he breathed his last on Tuesday. Earlier, he said his uncle and his brother’s cadavers were given to medical colleges for study.

“The family members were motivated to donate the cadavers after they were made aware of the severe shortage of the cadavers for research. In Gadag, recently an ayurvedic medical camp was conducted at the Veerashaiva Samaj. Many came forward and signed to donate their bodies after death. Even my family members gave their consent,” Mallikarjun is quoted in Deccan Herald.

It is said that medical college with a student strength of 150 needs at least 15 cadavers every year for students to learn the surgical process.

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