Had Tiger donated his one good eye ??
NEW DELHI: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi conquered world cricket's most fearsome bowlers with one good eye. He is no more but the eye will continue to live, because the legendary cricketer had decided to donate it. Dr Sumit Ray, vice-chairman, critical care medicine at Sir Ganga Ram hospital, where Pataudi breathed his last, confirmed this. !!
He said that the left eye of the legendary cricketer was retrieved within hours after his death - with the family's consent - and has now been preserved in the hospital's eye bank. Pataudi's right eye was damaged permanently in a car accident when he was 20 years old. !!
"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," said Ray. He added that no decision has been taken yet on who the beneficiary would be. "His eye was fu ...more
a remarkably memorable deed