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National Award winner Sanchari Vijay brain dead; family considers organ donation

As actor Sanchari Vijay slipped into brain-dead condition, the family has now considered organ donation. The actor's brother Siddesh Kumar said as per the latest condition, it is hard for the actor to recover and is on life support, hence the family has decided to donate his organs.

National Award winner Sanchari Vijay brain dead; family considers organ donation-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Jun 14, 2021, 12:56 PM IST
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National Award winner Sanchari Vijay has slipped into brain dead condition after swelling in the brain was noticed.

Treating doctor Arun L Naik of Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road said that by the time the actor was admitted on Sunday, he had lost a lot of blood and immediate surgery was performed.

Despite efforts, the actor's condition is deteriorating. "He is on life support and now brain dead. The family has been briefed and they have shown interest for organ donations," Dr Naik told reporters.

The actor's brother Siddesh Kumar confirmed the same and said,"Vijay is in such a condition where it is impossible for him to recover and the only option left is to donate his organs," said Kumar.

Actor Kiccha Sudeep condoled the death and said it is very disheartening.

Vijay was riding pillion with his friend Naveen on a bike when it skidded and hit an electric pole. Naveen fractured his leg but Vijay was grievously injured. The accident took place around 11:45 pm on Saturday while returning from his friend's place.

Noting Vijay's contribution to Kannada cinema and theatre, he was earlier given a state award and now Karnataka Deputy CM Ashwath Narayana arrived at the hospital following the direction from CM BS Yediyurappa to foot the hospital bill.

Vijay is a recipient of national award for his role in 2015 release 'Naanu Avanalla Avalu' at  62 film Awards.

Vijay was involved in a number of Covid related rehabilitation work and recently had arranged ration kits for the needy.

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