Urmila was a young woman of 26 years. She lived happily in a small two room house with her husband Dinesh Kumar and Pooja her 11 months daughter at C-491, Karn Vihar, Kirari, Suleman Nagar, Delhi 110086.
Their house had become dilapidated. They decided to change the roof of the front room. Unfortunately, on 07.02.2015 the roof of the other room fell down. It killed Pooja and seriously wounded Dinesh and Urmila. Urmila required to be treated at Super speciality Hospital. Therefore, Girish Chand a neighbour with Shri Mukesh Kapoor and Shri Brij Nath Sinha of Sewa Bharti organized help to transfer Urmila to Shri Balaji Action Medical Institute Paschim Vihar, New Delhi.
Urmila’s condition worsened. She was declared brain dead. The doctors advised the attendants that Urmila’s organs could be donated to save several lives. Husband Dinesh, had lost his legs and was admitted to another hospital. Dinesh and his parents resolved to donate Urmila’s body for organs donation.
Balaji Hospital had a bill of about Rs. 2,00,000.00. It was conveyed to Shri Raj Kumar Gupta, President of the Hospital that Urmila’s body was to be donated for transplanting her organs and saving lives. Graciously, and voluntarily, Shri Raj Kumar Gupta decided to waive off its entire bill.
Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti (DDDS) coordinated the donation with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). It was with active cooperation of Dr. Mahesh Chandra Mishra, Director AIIMS and Shri Sudhir Gupta of DDDS that the body was shifted to AIIMS on 14.02.2015. Dinesh, who has lost his legs came into an ambulance to Balaji Hospital to sign his consent for donation of Urmila’s body.
Shri Rajeev Maikhuri of AIIMS informs that Urmila, in her death has saved various lives. Her kidneys, corneas and heart valves have been transplanted to the needy patients. Her liver was sent to ILBS for transplantation.
DDDS pays its humble homage to Urmila and gratitude to the husband Dinesh Kumar and his parents Shri Shamsher Bahadur and Smt. Phoola Devi for their decision to donate Urmila’s body.
His family includes his wife Smt. Satya vati Choudhary, also a retired Teacher and five daughters. He had the satisfaction of giving very good education to all his daughters who are settled nicely in their professional and personal family lives.
Shri Vir Bhan Choudhary developed some difficulty in breathing and had to be admitted to Orchid Hospital, Janakpuri on 14.02.2015. The doctors declared him brain-dead on 16.02.2015.
His daughter Dr. Lalita Makker, a Physiotherapist and his wife are active practitioners of Rajyoga of Brahmakumaris.
In the moments of their grief, they were inspired by Baba’s teaching about the body being of a transient material and the permanency of the soul. It was as if the Supreme Father Shiv Baba himself inspired the family through Dr. Lalita Makker to donate the organs of her father Shri Vir Bhan Choudhary. The sisters supported such noble cause as their father believed in giving to society throughout his life and had even committed to donate his eyes.
The family contacted Shri Ashok Ahuja of Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti (DDDS). DDDS coordinated the donation with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). To expedite matters Dr. Mahesh Chandra Mishra, Director AIIMS was contacted, in an odd hour and he provided all the immediate and ready help to ensure the donation.
The body of Shri Vir Bhan Choudhary was shifted to AIIMS at 11.45 PM on 17.02.2015. His eyes, kidneys and liver were extracted and have been transplanted to help several people to live a healthy life.
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Shri Bhagwan Shankar aged about 70 years unfortunately died on 06.02.2015 of TB in Deen Dayal Hospital Delhi. He was a modest person and had earned his living by selling balloons, ice cream and peanuts etc. at different phases of his life. About a year back he learnt of a body donation from an acquaintance. This inspired him to resolve to donate his own body and eyes after his death.
As stated, he died on 06.02.2015 of TB. Therefore, his body could not be donated. Shri Hukum Chand, his only surviving son contacted Shri Sudhir Gupta of Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti and his eyes were donated to RP Institute, AIIMS.
You can send your shradhanjali to Shri Hukum Chand at WZ-497, Gali No. 15G, Sadh Nagar, Palam, Delhi 110045.
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