Poet Gopal Das Neeraj's body to be donated to Medical College

by National | 21-07-2018 | 1064 views

Lucknow: As per the last wish of noted poet and lyricist Gopal Das Neeraj, his body will be donated to the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Aligarh Muslim University instead of cremation.

Neeraj had a breathed his last at AIIMS in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 94. As per the family sources, Neeraj had signed the declaration on September 15, 2016 to donate his body to the medical college with his dependents signing it.

The family of the noted poet approached the JN medical college authority's on Saturday. According to Neeraj's daughter kundanika sharma, her fanted the medical students to learn the most intricate creation of God and wished to donate all his organs and body for the purpose after his death to JN Medical College.

"We have decided to fulfill his last wish and instead of cremation his body will be sent to medical college for students to study," said the daughter.

Professor Tariq Zaidi, head of medical College's anatomy department too confirm that the family members have contacted the department to fulfill the renowned poet's last wish. Professor Zaidi claimed that many people sign the declaration to donate their bodies but not all families come forward to fulfill their wish after the death.

He pointed out that as many as 140 people had signed the declaration in the past 6 years but only 6 bodies were donated to the department. "We all respect family members of Neeraj ji to fulfill his last wish and bring the body here," he said. "We will embalm the body once it is brought here to preserve it for the use by the medical students. We have already made all arrangements," said professor Zaidi.

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