Nilesh Mandlewala (3rd from left), the head of Donate Life NGO, asks Sunil and Kiran Shah, parents of 14-month-old Somnath, if his organs could be used after doctors pronounced him brain-dead.

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Nilesh Mandlewala (3rd from left), the head of Donate Life NGO, asks Sunil and Kiran Shah, parents of 14-month-old Somnath, if his organs could be used after doctors pronounced him brain-dead.
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