A Tale of ‘Communal’ Kidney

published on August 24, 2014

A noble act, for which even the divines would transcend to earth to acknowledge, has earned showers of abuses for Lekha Namboothiri, from none other than the Muslim she helped come back to life.

When 31 year old Lekha donated one of her kidneys to 35 year old Shafi, free of cost, overlooking other colossal offers of lakhs that came by, surpassing barriers of religion, little did she realize that one day even organs would have the tag of religion attached!
Lekha, a native of Mavelikkara spurned offers mounting upto 15 lakhs, overlooked her own poverty stricken background and went head in donating one of her kidneys to Shafi Navaz, a Muslim hailing from Pattambi.  Shafi was on deathbed and claimed to be from a poor family himself.

He now heaps showers of abuses on his benefactor, for the sole reason that his kidney came from a Hindu! Lekha’s case is that of having interacted with the most thankless person, who instead of being grateful for having saved his life without accepting the silver, now cribs and insults her because the world has come to know of her noble deed.
Lekha lives in a rented house and has been battling waning financial conditions. Her husband Sajan is a patient himself, with his treatment having drained Lekha financially. The couple has two sons, studying in class 8 and 10.It is in spite of these circumstances that she decided to go ahead with the organ donation, free of cost. There were many who offered her upto Rs 15 lakhs, which she rejected.

The transplant took place in 2012. However it was not covered by media then. The matter surfaced to light recently and Lekha was showered with praises. But this incurred the wrath of Shafi and his family, who were suddenly seized by a bout of communal sentiment.

According to Lekha, Shafi is said to have spoken to her in a denigrating manner, after he claimed to have been taunted by his relatives, friends and others in his community for having accepted a kidney from a Namboothiri woman.

Lekha’s children attend RSS shakha and she says that it is to inculculate patriotic feelings to Kids, But Jihadi media couldn’t digest it and is now running stories to prove that Lekha’s family have no relation with RSS!

Lekha’s case has now been taken up by Human Rights Protection Council. An account has been opened in her name in SBT, in the Harippad branch (A/c 67286750448; IFC code 0000440). HK appeal to readers to come forward and help this lady who is the epitome of selfless service and lives with the motto “Manava Seva is Madhava Seva”

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  1. jana Reply

    August 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    please gently ask him to return the kidney she could give it to a deserving donor than a Mohammedean Fool

  2. vijaykrishna Reply

    August 26, 2014 at 6:18 am

    A tale of vrika
    Foolish lady….

  3. RAJAGOPAL Reply

    August 27, 2014 at 4:11 am

    It is an eye opener to all others before doing such organ donation WHERE CASTE AND RELIGION PLAY more than HUMANITY. In this case if SHAFI is so relgious fanatic, better he returns back the HINDU KIDNEY to its HINDU DONOR or to KIDNEY BANK of anyhospital and he should not keep the kidney inside him , lest he becomes a KAFIR. The maulvis or his co-religionists who ill-advised him have to take immediate action of removing the hindu kidney from him. SHAFI can thus be related to a poisonous snake which can bite to its own milk-feeder.

  4. Kanchan Reply

    August 27, 2014 at 8:24 am

    This clan will never change.
    Yeah. If he has balls he should return the kidney.


    August 28, 2014 at 6:19 am

    stupidity in the extreme
    stupidity in the extreme from Lekha. Deserves all this for her stupidity if not anything else. This will be a lesson to others placed in similar circumstances. Even unasked for charity is a big bane.

  6. StarGazer Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

    the problem
    Lekha: Full of compassion, courage, humanity. Salute to her!

    Shaafi: poor family, low socio economic status, low education, “TAUNTED BY PEOPLE FOR HAVING A HINDU PERSON’S KIDNEY” leading to psychological stress and depression probably because of low literacy and wrong understanding. Needs ‘psychological’ counselling.

    Dear friends do not create communal divisions on stories like this. Things should be clarified to Shaafi. Who will do it? Obviously no one I guess. Or is there any one? If you can’t fix things, better keep quiet.

  7. Harish Shetty Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Communal kidney..!!!
    “WHO SAY’S HUMAN’S ARE SUPERIOR TO ALL THE LIVING CREATURES IN THIS PLANET…I wud prefer Animals instead …This is what u get when u r being ‘HUMAN’…Hat’s off to Lekha Namboothiri & mind u Mr.Vijaykrishna , don’t u dare to call this wonderful lady (FOOLISH)…..!!!

  8. Kumar Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    mulle will always be typical mulle
    Burdon on earth. … shame on humanity…

  9. BK Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Naive or Foolish!!
    You can trust a snake, but you can never trust a member of that clan.

  10. hrishikesh Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    kidney donation
    as per the indian law you can only donate your kidney to blood relatives when alive. how did she manage to do this?

  11. Harish Thakkar Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    A Foolish Act!
    I would call this lady a bloody fool for donating her kidney to a Muslim in the firt place. If she wanted to save somebody’s life and did not want any money in return, she could have very well donated it to a poor Hindu who needed it. She deserves all the abuse she is getting. Kupatra vyakti ko daan dena moorkhata hai.

  12. Sanjeev Reply

    August 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    For All Keral people
    This is article is not true. I appeal to all people of Kerala that we should not be provoked by such article . This is only meant to provoke hate in the peace loving Gods on Country.

  13. Smitha Reply

    August 29, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Brave , kind hearted and Nobel woman ! She has lived up to being a human !
    Proud of you madam ! There are greater rewards awaiting above from the almighty ! God bless you for the brave and noble act done.

  14. Rama Krishnan Reply

    August 29, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Good propaganda stunt.
    It would be extremely hard for the Hindutvadis to digest the fact that there barely isn’t any religious polarization or communal riots in Kerala and what best way to gain a political foothold but to stoke religious sentiments.

  15. s.bakthavatsalam Reply

    August 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    senior and responsible citizens of muslim community have to raise on this occasion to patch this immediately.Nowadays all of the blood banks are keeping all the ‘RELIGION’ bloods under groups like a.b,o and ab.Here after if proper understanding is not developed then all th hospitals will be pushed to keep ‘HINDU’,’CHRISTIAN’ AND ‘MUSLIM’ bloods

  16. Raju Puducode Reply

    January 14, 2017 at 6:44 am

    It is really ungrateful for anyone to accuse another for having donated one of her kidneysand given a second life to this brute.Even dogs will wag its tail if you give a piece of bread but human can behave less than a beast. If he looks back at history he would be surprised to see that his grandma was converted with brute force by the soldiers of Tipu Sultan just the acts of Auragazeb, Cheghis Khan, Timur etc.

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