English physician Dr William Harvey who dissected his sister’s body for medical research and similarly today the 40 year Belgaum based doctor Dr Mahantesh Ramannavar, an assistant professor of anatomy at B M Kankanwadi Ayurveda Maha Vidyalaya dissected his body as this was his father, Basavanneppa’s wish.
When Mahantesh was dissecting his fathers body a group of 20 odd students including girls, Dr.Mahantesh went about dissecting his fathers body and explaining the anatomy. The family members decided to be outside while this was been done amongst a vast media presence.
Today(Nov13, 2010) was the second death anniversary and Mahantesh chose this day and his entire family supported him.
Late Dr. Basavanneppa a reputed Ayurvedic dental doctor had made a will that his body will be donated for medical research and that his son only will dissect it.