Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Had Donated His One Good Eye

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi is no more but eye will continue to live. Dr Sumit Ray, vice-chairman, critical care medicine at Sir Ganga Ram hospital has confirmed this that the legendary cricketer has donated his eye. Pataudi has taken his last breath at the Sir Ganga Ram hospital.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s right eye was damaged permanently in a car accident but left eye was okay. So with the family’s consent his left eye is preserved in the hospital’s eye bank.

“Pataudi had expressed his desire to donate the eye about a week ago when he was fully conscious. On Thursday morning, his wife Sharmila Tagore informed us about it. Accordingly, the family’s consent was taken and after his death the organ was retrieved,”

Dr Sumit Ray, vice-chairman, critical care medicine at Sir Ganga Ram hospital said:

”His eye was fully functional and it can be transplanted,”

said another doctor.

The 70-year-old cricketer was suffering from a debilitating lung infection – idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was admitted at Sir Ganga Ram hospital few months ago but the doctors were not able to find out the main cause for the disease which is irreversible in nature.

“He was admitted on August 29. After more than two weeks when his condition deteriorated, he had to be shifted to the ICU. But he was able to talk and take light food. The condition deteriorated further on Wednesday evening when he said he was feeling drowsy and gradually lost consciousness. He passed away at around 5.55 pm on Thursday due to respiratory failure leading to cardiac arrest,”

said Ray.

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