Ship of Theseus

Shankar was an auto rickshaw driver. Orphaned at a very young age, he was pulled into odd jobs early in his life for his survival. Every morning he would take his auto out and carried on his job honestly till night. He would always strike a conversation with the passengers he ferried and in this way had become quite popular in his locality. From young college girls to old men, everybody liked to ride with him. Helping others gave him the utmost happiness. Though Shankar always did his bit, he always rued the fact that he didn’t have enough money to help all.

The news was out that Shankar was no more. He had succumbed to his injuries in the local hospital after having met an accident. The same day, a son was assured of his father’s longevity who was suffering from a terminal heart disease, another son could see his mother for the first time. They were all cannibalized from the organs of Shankar. Shankar was a voluntary organ donor. Dead as per medical records, he continued to live.

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