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Euthanasia seeking dystrophy patient passes away

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Last updated on: December 17, 2004 10:30 IST
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The degenerative muscular dystrophy patient K Venkatesh, who had sought euthanasia, passed away in Hyderabad on Friday morning.

The 25-year-old was on life support system in Global Hospital. He died at around 5 am, hospital sources said. His eyes were donated after his death but no other organ could be transplanted as the former chess player had been on a ventilator for a long period.

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His mother and sister were by his side when the end came.

His mother Sujatha had appealed to the Andhra Pradesh high court seeking euthanasia to allow her son to donate his organs. The court had earlier rejected her appeal but on Thursday ordered setting up of a committee to reconsider the matter.

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