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Sasikala’s husband Natarajan undergoes liver, kidney transplants

V.K. Sasikala’s husband M. Natarajan in December 2016.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

M. Natarajan, husband of Sasikala, the jailed interim general secretary of AIADMK, underwent a liver and kidney transplant at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday. The donor was an 18-year-old teenager named Karthik, who had been injured in a road accident in Thanjavur from where he was first taken to Tiruchi by road, and later reportedly air-lifted to Chennai.

A press release from Gleneagles Global Health City where the transplantation took place did not name Mr. Natarajan. Instead, it said “the liver and a kidney were allocated to a 74-year-old gentleman who was on top of the combined liver-kidney transplant waiting list.” It also mentioned that the heart was allocated to a 43-year-old man from the State, and the lung went to a 62-year-old male patient from Uttar Pradesh. “All operations went on well and the patients are recovering well in intensive care,” it added.


The release further said that Karthik had been admitted to the government hospital in Thanjavur on September 30 with “severe head injuries and associated injuries like long bone fractures.” The doctors at the local hospital apprised the family of his medical condition.

“Against medical advice, the family decided to move him to a private hospital for second opinion and specialised care. The family chose to transfer him to Gleneagles Global Health City, Perumbakkam. Despite treatment, Karthik succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced brain dead on October 3 at Gleneagles Global Health City,” the release said.

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