N.G. Sriranga Shayi (82), former Head of Quality Control, Engineering Division, HAL, and a resident of 11th Cross, Adipampa Road, V.V.Mohalla, Mysuru, passed away at his residence here yesterday after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife B.N. Nagaratnamma, daughter Meera Narasimha (New India Assurance Company), son Mukund Shayi, who works in the US and son-in-law Narasimha, Engineer in KRES.
Last rites were held at Chirashantidhama in Gokulam this afternoon.
Body donation wish not fulfilled
However, the family has regretted that his death wish of donating his body to JSS Hospital could not be fulfilled as the authorities insisted that the body be handed over within five hours after death with a Death Certificate from a registered doctor. With best efforts to get a Physician from Apollo Hospital to the residence to obtain the Certificate, there was a marginal delay, but still they were not ready to accept the body, they bemoaned.
Body donation: A clarification
When Star of Mysore contacted Dr. N.M. Sham Sundar, Professor of Anatomy, JSS Medical College and Secretary, Body Donation, JSS Institutions, in this regard, he said that he was contacted yesterday (Mar.12) at around 4 pm and he told the Shayi family members that he was personally ready to come and collect the body. However, the family members told him that they had to keep the body till today morning (Mar.13) as they had to wait for many relatives and friends to arrive.
“I told them that even if it was the wish of the person to donate his body, it could be fulfilled only if the body is taken to the hospital within eight to ten hours. Since, they said that they had to wait for their relatives, I told them that the only option left for them was to cremate the body. It will not be possible to take it after eight to ten hours after death, since it will start putrefying and such a body will not be of any use to the Anatomy Department and they agreed to cremate it,” the professor clarified.
According to Dr. Sham Sundar, just like food that goes stale after a few hours cannot be consumed, the body once it putrefies cannot be preserved.
Whom to contact: People who are interested in pledging their bodies can contact JSS Medical College on Mob: 99005-68339 or 98452-06284 or Mysore Medical College and Research Institute on Ph: 0821-2520512.