The heading may seem to be a bit bizarre but this is the truth. A son will dissect his own father’s body.
This may be the first of its kind in India as well.
Dr Mahantesh Ramannavar will dissect his father’s body (Dr.Basevanappa S Rammannavar Bailhongal) as this was his fathers wish and that Dr.Mahantesh had no choice but to do this, and his father had prepared him about doing this when he was alive.
Dr.Mahantesh works at the KLE’s Kankanwadi Ayurved medical college in the city and he will be dissecting his fathers body on second death anniversary which falls on 13 November. Dr.Mahantesh has done his MD in Anatomy from Shri Dharmasthala Manjunath Ayurvedic College.
His father who also was a well known Dental Ayurvedic doctor, who also fought in India’s freedom struggle died two years ago at the age of 89 and made a wish that his body will made use for medical research.
For the past two years Mahanetsh is using his fathers body to explain the anatomy to the students of the college.
This decision has not upset his mother or family members as this was his fathers wish.
All the family members of the family have vowed for cadaver donations. Dr Mahantesh set up a charitable trust for body, organ and eye donation. So far, over 100 persons have registered for body donation.