The eyes of Jnanpith award winning Assamese literatteur Indira Goswami have been donated as per her wishes. The eyes were donated to the Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya (SSN) in Guwahati.
SSN's Medical Director Harsha Bhattacharjee said that Goswami had pledged to donate her eyes in 2009, "Following her death yesterday, the corneas were extracted by a team of doctors from Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya," he added.
Goswami's corneas were harvested after being found fit for implantation. These corneas are likely to be implanted in a recipient in the next four days.