Meet Bharat Sharma, the man who survived bullet in his heart

Meet, Bharat Sharma, the real hero, a resident of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, who survived a bullet in his heart for two long months.

Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 14:34 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: We do see in reel life when the hero survives despite being hit with not one but many bullets but what if a man in real life survives too? Meet, Bharat Sharma, the real hero, a resident of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, who survived a bullet in his heart for two long months.

The 32-year-old man was shot twice .20-caliber bullet in July this year, outside a bank in UP while he was trying to thwart some robbers, trying to loot his local bank, where he tried to deposit a number of cheques for his company.

One of the bullets hit Sharma's waist, while the other was shot in his chest.

Doctors at a local hospital immediately removed the bullet in his waist, but feared to remove the one in his chest, as that might prove fatal. The doctors at Sal Hospital in Gujarat took up his case and removed the bullet that was stuck in his heart.

Cardiac surgeon Dr Anil Jain, who operated Sharma was quoted saying to a leading daily: “The bullet was lodged in the heart muscle before the apex of the left ventricle - one of the two chambers of the heart. Whenever the heart pumped, the bullet could be seen moving.

“The bullet was critically placed. It was just a millimetre away from puncturing the left heart chamber which would have killed him. It is very rare that a bullet is so close and the person does not die. Providence too had a role in his survival,” Jain added.