Riyadh: The body of Telangana NRI worker, who was declared brain dead a month ago after falling from staircase at work and whose organs were donated, was sent back to India on Saturday, thanks to the relentless efforts of a tiny village community in Saudi Arabia.
Since the deceased had no valid visa, there was a delay in completion of formalities to send the body back home.
Daraboina Devaih (43), a native of Dubbak mandal in Siddipet district, was working in Saudi Arabia without a valid visa. He was barred from leaving the Kingdom as he was notified as an absconder by his employer.
Though he was admitted to hospital in Riyadh, Devaih did not respond to treatment and was declared brain dead in December.
Besides this tiny village community that ran behind officials to complete legal formalities, residents of Siddipet also sought the help of local MLA S Ramalinga Reddy and Medak MP K Prabhakar Reddy, who in turn contacted Indian embassy officials besides the Telangana NRI affairs department.
The Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) and other medical fraternity made a request to the family members back home to donate vital organs of the victim. The family gave its consent to donate Devaih’s organs.