Donor Memorial

  • Mr. Dharam Bir Guliani   - 79 Years

    Mr. Dharam Bir Guliani was a sensitive and compassionate man and a person of high integrity. He was a caring husband and a loving father and a grandfather. Summing up my father's life, I keep coming back to one belief that he was someone who had faithfully lived up to the values he upheld says his son Dheeraj Guliani, with a fond smile on his face as he reminisces about his father. He also shared that his father had a unique sense of humour which always brought a smile on the faces of those around him. ˜'He was life of every party and family get togethers'' says his daughter-in-law. And his humour caused waves of laughter in the room, she adds.

    Coming from a humble background, Dharam ji was a self-made man who settled in Delhi after the India-Pakistan partition in 1947. He educated himself and not just looked after his own family but also supported his younger siblings. He worked in the administrative department in University of Delhi and served in many colleges in the North Campus. He strived to never let anyone down in his life and fulfilled every obligation he had with utmost diligence. He was known to stick to his word once he had given it and therefore was someone who was trusted by others.

    An unexpected turn of event took place on 07 February, 2020 when Mr. Guliani complained of a severe headache followed by drowsiness. After a few episodes of vomiting, he was admitted to Medanta hospital. The CT scan revealed brain aneurism and DSA (Digital subtraction Angiography - a 3D digital study of the vessels in the brain) test showed urgent requirement for surgery which was eventually carried out. The procedure was successful but his condition took a turn for the worse and he had to be kept on the ventilator. He was declared brain dead on February 10, 2020.

    When doctors at Medanta Hospital along with MOHAN Foundation counsellor broke the news of his death to the Guliani family, they showed amazing serenity despite their grief. The family understood the concept of brain death and realized that they their father was no more. They also accepted that their father was in a unique situation to save the lives of many people waiting to receive life-saving transplants. They however expressed that they needed time to come to terms with the loss.

    On February 11, 2020, Dheeraj called MF counsellor to inform her that their mother had consented to donate the organs of their father. The family's only concern was that their father's organs must be used wisely for people who needed them. Both his kidneys and corneas were used to save other people's lives.

    According to his wishes his last rites were performed with his family beside him in the holy city of Haridwar.

    Ten days after the donation, MOHAN Foundation representative met Mr. Dheeraj at their home in Gurugram. He enquired about the well-being of the recipients and said quote unquote, In retrospect, I always wondered whether the decision to donate the organs of my father was right or not. Then, I ponder if my father had been in this unique situation what would his decision had been and the answer always comes back to me that he would have said ˜yes' as he was the epitome of benevolence and nobleness himself.

    Son's Name             : Mr Dheeraj Guliani