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Son fulfills his fathers wish by dissecting his body


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.



  1. Dear Editor, I have observed the following great qualities about Belgaum people compared to people
    of other neighboring cities:-

    1. Modernized and have a broad minded thinking.
    2. Fully exposed to the world.
    3. Have a great sense of responsibility and doing good to others and the society.(like donating organs after death and utility of the dead body after death like the ones mentioned in this article).
    4. The city of belgaum is beautiful and bears a modernised look ,so are the people.

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