Bengaluru: Harish Nanjappa, the 24-year-old man en route to his office in Bengaluru from his native village in Tumakuru, little knew that this would be his last trip.
On Tuesday morning, Harish was going back to Bengaluru when a lorry carrying sugar bags hit his bike on the state highway in Nelamangala in a bid to overtake the vehicle. Harish lost his balance and fell under the wheels of the lorry. His body was severed in two in the accident.
According to reports, the man not only screamed for help but also urged people ‘to donate his organs’.
“Ambulances reached Harish in about 8 minutes after the accident was reported. He was alive when he was rushed to the nearest government hospital. A few minutes after reaching there, he passed away,” Deputy SP Rajendra Kumar was quoted by The Hindu as saying.
According to the police, Harish told the people that he wished to donate his organs.
Minutes before he passed away, his eyes were donated to the Narayana Netralaya. His other organs could not be harvested since they were badly damaged in the accident.
Dr Bhujang Shetty of Narayana Netralaya, who was deeply moved by Harish’s gesture, told reporters: “Luckily, he was wearing a helmet. His eyes were not damaged. His eyes will be donated to two individuals. Sadly, his other organs could not be harvested.”
According to a senior police officer, Harish's others organs could not be harvested since they were badly damaged in the accident.