Hyderabad: Modern day 'Mumtaz' donated liver to save the life of her husband Venkata Subba Reddy, who was struggling with liver malady and was progressively worsening and causing life-threatening complications. In what can be looked at as a testimony to religious harmony in our society, members of Mumtaz's Muslim family generously came forward to save her Hindu husband Venkata Subba Reddy's life, challenging societal dogmas and proving the good old adage that 'love has no language, no religion or boundaries, it dwells not in human, it lives in humanity'.
Dr Raghavendra Babu, senior consultant liver transplant surgeon, Gleneagles Global Hospitals said, "Subba Reddy's liver was severely damaged requiring an immediate transplant. His wife's family members did come forward to donate their liver in order to save their daughter's husband. Coincidentally, only Mumtaz's liver was compatible to Subba Reddy despite her slender appearance. The husband was successfully operated in mid-March 2021 at Gleneagles Global Hospital Lakdikapul. He had a smooth recovery and now is leading an active and healthy life."
"Patients like Subba Reddy need strong support from the family, and we are happy that all members of his family stood by his side in the times of distress. It is all about saving one's life at the right time with the love and support of the entire family. Finally, Subba Reddy is having a new and healthy life with his begum," added Dr K.N. Chandan Kumar, lead transplant physician at Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Lakdikapul.
Mumtaz is doing well and performs her daily chores to keep her husband hale and healthy. From cooking food for Subba Reddy to ensure his medicines are given at the right time, everything is taken care by Mumtaz. This Hindu-Muslim couple has one son and two daughters, and the family is based out in Proddatur town of Kadapa district. Having received heart-warming support from families on either side, the couple is looking forward to a new phase in their life with compassion and much-needed camaraderie.