Muslim man breaks fast to donate blood to a Hindu in Kota
A 31-year-old man won several hearts on Thursday after he broke his Roza (fast) to donate blood to a hospitalised patient in need of a rare blood type.
Mohammad Khalid, who works as tyre puncture repairer, rushed to donate blood at the blood bank of Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital in Kota though he was observing the Ramzan fast, after he got a call from a voluntary blood donors group, seeking his rare A negative (A-) blood type, to save the life of one Rajendra Sharma, a 48-year-old road accident victim from Bundi.
“Saving life of a human being is bigger than observing Roza or pursuing religious rituals, so I broke my fast and donated blood for the patient”, said Khalid adding that such gestures would send the message of communal harmony in society. “I did not know the religion of the injured patient when I got a call for blood donation,” said Khalid. “It is a matter of pride that God has made me a giver,” he added.
Said Bhuvnesh Gupta, a social activist and a team member of Jeevandata group that got in touch with Khalid: “Rajendra had a rare A negative (A-) blood group, and our search finally ended with Khalid”, he said.
“Khalid had donated blood on 10 other occasions in the past,” said Gupta.