Monday, July 03, 2006

Mr Gothe, Netra Dan, and Deha Dan ....

Dear Saby,
I feel sad to inform you that my 87 years old father breathed his last gracefully........and peacefully......on 01 July 2006 at about 12.48 pm in a nursing home.He did gift both of his eyes (Netra Dan) and the two enucleated cornea will benefit two needy old persons in the age group of 60-70 years and also donated his entire body (Deha Dan) to JJ Hospital....that will be used for academic purposes......I saw his body after embalming at about 18.30 Hrs and I feel it was well honored and preserved....No 'last' rites will be performed as per his wish.....


a tribute to Sri Gothe from Frank Sinatra

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.

My friend, Ill say it clear,
Ill state my case, of which Im certain.

Ive lived a life thats full.
Ive traveled each and evry highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, Ive had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.

I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,

But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, Im sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.

But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.

I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

Ive loved, Ive laughed and cried.
Ive had my fill; my share of losing.

And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,

No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.

To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.

The record shows I took the blows
-And did it my way!

Netradan - Dehadan

Name of Institute
For Netra-Dan-Eye Donation
J. J. Duggan Eye Bank,
Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008
Tel: 022- 2375 0102; 022 - 2376 9400
For Deha-Dan-Body Donation
Department of Anatomy,
Grant Medical College & Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008
Tel: 022 - 2375 55 55
Dr. Champneri – 022 - 2378 2587
Dr. Rekha Shah – 022 - 2371 4559

Documents required for registration: -

1. Consent letter with Date, Name, Address and Signature and signed Two Photographs with Name, Address and Signature of Two witnesses

Documents received form Institute after registration:-

1. Body Donation Card along with a forwarding letter with details of address, dial-a-phone in emergencies, office timing of the departments etc. is sent by post