Ishaan – You live in our hearts


Ishaan is son of my friend Venu in Infosys. I’ve never seen Ishaan. Nor I’ll be able to now.

Eighteen months old Ishaan died yesterday, while undergoing treatment for a rare type of brain tumor. But Ishaan will still see the world with his eyes. He still will live his life. He saved a life, and gave sight to two.

Despite of the enormous grief and toughest time in their life, Venu and his wife Swati decided to donate his eyes and kidneys, marking a must-followed example for all. It really would have been a tough decision for them, but they wanted to make his short life meaningful.

Venu, Please allow me to join you in your grief. My prayers are always with you. I’m proud to say that I’m your friend. What you’ve done is an unmatched act of compassion.

I realy couldn’t resist what Venu has told me about this.

The idea was to spread awareness about organ donation. We were inspired by Master Shourya’s case (he was the youngest organ donor – same age as Ishaan.). We hope many others get inspired by Ishaan’s story.

It was painful to recount our experience but we had to do it for the cause of organ donation.

News Report on The Hindu

Comments (4)

PradeepthiApril 3rd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Dear Ishaan…though u hav left to Unseen place…your eyes will be looking and enjoying this beautiful world…I will pray for my fellow colleague Mr.Venu. Hats Off to your great heart…and Hats off for your Wife too….

And Riyaz..thanks for sharing this information.

SatyaJune 17th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Great deed Venu & Swati. You have taken a tough decision in trying times. This act of yours will not go unnoticed. God is watching !!!. Have belief in HIM. Ishaan – may his soul rest in peace.

Riyaz…thanks for sharing this info

RaviFebruary 17th, 2009 at 8:14 am

Venu and Swati,
What you have done is the greatest thing that I ever saw in real life.
You are true humans. As someone told, your act will never get unnoticed.
May Ishaan’s soul rest in peace.

DakshnaJuly 2nd, 2009 at 1:09 pm

You proved that we dont have to live a 100 years to be called a Great person. Giving vison to someone is greater than enlightening someone. May your sould rest in peace and your visions direct the new ones in the right path.