India is full of proud parents who send their young children for guarding the nation.There is no dearth of such parents and their children in any of the three wings of our forces. If these soldiers attain martyrdom then it brings a sense of pride and honor to the family but the untimely or accidental death is near easy to come up with.

Sub-Lieutenant Atul Kumar Pawar

In the same a line a sad news has come from Kochi where a father lost his young son in a road accident. Sub-Lieutenant Atul Kumar Pawar was a 24-year-old under trainee Naval officer of INS Dronacharya, at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi. Atul had gone to Wayanad on a short trip with friends on September 24. He was seriously injured on his way back when the vehicle in which he was traveling hit a road divider at Chalakudy in Thrissur district.

The officer was rushed to a hospital in Kochi where doctors declared him brain dead yesterday. Even at this time of intense grief, the proud father Rajbir Singh Pawar took a bold decision to donate the officer’s heart, liver, and two kidneys.

Atul's father Rajbir Singh hugs his younger son, Pankaj Kumar Pawar.

All the four organs are donated to four different patients in and out of the state. His heart was sent to the Kottayam Medical College, whereas his liver and one of the kidneys were transplanted to Patients at Aster Medcity.

In respect to the wish of the parents of the deceased officer to see a part of their son continuing to stay alive in the Armed Forces community, one of the donor’s kidney was transferred to the naval base, Kochi from Aster Medicity hospital,” the statement issued in Kochi read.


The kidney was transported by a special Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on Thursday and transferred to the Naval base, Kochi, from Aster Medicity hospital through a green corridor.It was then flown on an IAF aircraft for transplant to a recipient in Air Force Command Hospital, Bengaluru.

The officer joined the Indian Navy on January 15, 2015, as a Short Service Commissioned officer after completing BE in Civil Engineering. He is survived by his parents and a younger brother, a college student.

The Indian Feed salutes the Officer and his family member who performed the supreme sacrifice to save four other lives.


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