Megastar Mammootty has become a good Samaritan for Lekha Namboothiri by donating Rs. 1 lakh to the woman, who was admitted at Aster MIMS Hospital in Kozhikode due to some spine-related problem. The 1.5-hour-long surgery, led by spinal chord specialist Dr. Suresh S Pillai, began at 9.30 a.m. on Friday. It was successful.
"Lekha Namboothiri set an example by donating one of her kidneys to an unknown patient two years ago. When she fell ill with an acute disc prolapse due to an accident, every one of us felt her pain. Today, Dr Suresh S pillai, Senior Consultant - Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery, performed a surgery at Aster MIMS. The surgery was a success and Lekha will soon be able to stand tall [sic]," officials of Aster MIMS posted on their Facebook page.
Patanjali Herbals Extracts Pvt Ltd MD Dr. K Jyothish Kumar handed over the cheque to Lekha following the instruction of Mammootty, who is the director of the company. She even thanked the megastar during a telephonic conversation and the actor is also expected to meet her personally in the coming days. After Lekha's health condition was reported by many regional channels, newspapers and online news portals recently, many had come forward to help her for setting an example to many in the society.
Lekha initially made news after she donated her kidney to Pattambi native Shafi Nabas without accepting any money for her noble act. Lekha, who resides in Mavelikkara, Alappuzha, came across an advertisement of a man seeking a kidney donor in 2012. Although she was facing financial problems, the 33-year-old rejected offers from everyone who were willing to help.
In case you want to donate, here's the bank account details of Lekha Namboothiri:
Name: Lekha Namboothiri
Bank: State Bank of Travancore, Chettikulangara branch
Account no: 67270420199
IFSC code: SBTR0000934
Bank landline no: 0479-2346226