Berhampur: Despite being marred by the tragedy of death of his son and wife, a person of Odisha’s Berhampur town donated the eyes of the deceased duo.
Ashwini Santosh Patra (31), son of retired SBI deputy manager Epari Devendra Patra of Gandhinagar here, took his last breath on December 25 night.
Amid the huge loss, the family decided to donate the eyes of Ashwini and the decision was consented by Epari. The two eyes of the deceased youth were collected at Epari’s residence under the supervision of Dr. DB Nageswar Rao, head of Ophthalmology department of MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.
Less than 24 hours after the sad demise of her son, Sulochana Patra (58), Epari’s wife, too died due to cardiac arrest on December 26 evening.
Amid back to back jolts, Epari, in an exemplary act, decided to donate the eyes of her wife too.