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People want to donate kidney to braveheart

Published : Feb 11, 2016, 12:30 am IST
Updated : Feb 11, 2016, 12:30 am IST

A woman in Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh and a youth in West Bengal’s Purulia district have offered to donate their kidney to save the life of Lance Naik Hanumanathappa, the soldier who survived

A woman in Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh and a youth in West Bengal’s Purulia district have offered to donate their kidney to save the life of Lance Naik Hanumanathappa, the soldier who survived the Siachen avalanche and is now battling for life.

Nidhi Pandey, 25, a homemaker, saw the news of the soldier’s critical condition and kidney dysfunction on Tuesday night and called a helpline of a news channel.

Nidhi has received some calls after she offered to give her kidney to the ailing soldier.

“I will soon go to Delhi, if needed, for medical tests and will give my kidney to the soldier. My husband Deepak Pandey is a private bus operator and he wanted to donate his kidney but since he has already donated his blood on several occasions, I wanted to grab this chance,” she said.

Nidhi, mother of a three- year-old, said the soldier deserved a new lease of life and the entire country was already praying for him.

The youth, Dhrubo Mohan Mahato (25), from a remote village Darika Dobha said that the story of the brave soldier has really touched him and moved him to save his life. Mahato wants to be a policeman but has not been able to achieve it.