Bengaluru witnessed a rather tragic incident on Tuesday morning when Harish Nanjappa, 23, was cut into half after a truck hit his motorbike, Times of India reported.
Some passersby and onlookers were too horrified to react to the chilling incident, while other insensitive humans gathered around him to take pictures and videos of the gory event. But some sense prevailed, and soon the police and ambulance were called in.
Humanity learnt a new lesson when in the midst of the agonizing pain, Harish had an ardent wish to make. As he struggled to survive, he pleaded with those who took him to hospital, and the doctors and paramedics, to harvest his organs and donate them to those in need.
“Ambulances reached Harish in about 8 minutes after the accident was reported. He was alive when he was rushed to the nearest government hospital. A few minutes after reaching there, he passed away,” Deputy SP Rajendra Kumar was quoted by The Hindu as saying.
Minutes before he breathed his last, his eyes, saved by the helmet he was wearing, were donated to the Narayana Netralaya as per his dying wish. Doctors were astounded how a man, cut in two in the gruesome accident, could show such presence of mind and were deeply moved by his gesture.
Unfortunately, his other organs could not be harvested since they were badly damaged in the accident. But nevertheless, Harish’s selfless gesture will be remembered for a long time to come.
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