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NRI councillor donates his body

NRI councillor of Slough in west London, Mewa Singh Mann, decides to donate his body for anatomical examination.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2007 05:58 AM IST

Senior NRI councillor of Slough in west London Mewa Singh Mann has decided to donate his body, after his death, for anatomical examination.

Mann made this announcement at the Friendship Banquet organised by the India International Friendship Society at Hotel Crown Plaza in London on Saturday night where he was presented with the Glory of India award for his contribution to the public life in the UK.

The Declaration for the donation of the body and retention of any part of the body for anatomical examination, made under the Anatomy Act 1984, has the consent of his wife Ranjit and son Sukhjinderpal Singh Mann, consultant psychiatrist in Manchester, it is stated.

The 71-year-old councillor is one of the senior most Councillors of Slough having held this position since 1988. He was the Mayor of Slough during 1995-96 and also held various posts including Cabinet Commissioner and chairmanship of several committees.

During his tenure as Mayor he was responsible for instituting the Gandhi Award, sponsored by the Mars and the Thames Valley University to afford the winner an opportunity to benefit from substantial period of work experience and training.

As a Mayor, he also donated Neuro Sign Nerve Continuity Monitor for Wexham Park Hospital.

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