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Rajkot board topper passes away four days after results

Updated: May 17th, 2024

In an unfortunate incident, the Gujarat Board’s recent Class 10 topper from Rajkot, Heer Ghetiya, who achieved a remarkable 99.70%, tragically passed away merely four days after the results were announced on May 11.

The 16-year-old from Morbi, Rajkot was declared brain dead on May 15 after which her family decided to donate her organs.

Yadav suffered a haemorrhage in April, leading to an urgent surgery at a private hospital in Rajkot. She was then treated and recovered. Before her family could rejoice her exceptional academic performance that involved a full score in Mathematics, her condition deteriorated suddenly.

She was admitted to BT Savani Kidney Hospital in Rajkot where initially 80-90%  of her brain was declared to be dead. Despite efforts of medical staff for 8-10 days, Ghetiya’s condition did not improve and on May 15, she was declared dead.

Her family then decided to donate her body and organs.

Despite being unable to fulfil her dream of becoming a doctor, Heer’s family believes that this act will contribute to the education and training of future medical professionals.

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