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26/11 martyr's wife Kavita Karkare passes away

26/11 martyrs wife Kavita Karkare passes away

Mumbai: Kavita Karkare, widow of the slain 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare, died Monday morning at a private hospital following brief illness, a hospital official said.

Kavita, 57, had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage Saturday and was undergoing treatment at Hinduja Hospital, Mahim.

Her condition turned critical and she lapsed into a coma soon afterwards. She did not recover and was declared brain-dead Monday, a hospital spokesperson said.

Kavita is survived by two daughters Jui and Sayali and son Akash.

The family has consented to donate her organs including kidneys, liver, eyes and skin, hospital sources said.

Hemant Karkare, as the chief of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad, had ventured to battle with the 10 Pakistani terrorists who laid siege to large parts of Mumbai during the harrowing terror attack of Nov 26-29, 2008.

He was killed along with some other senior police officials near the Cama Hospital early hours of Nov 27.

After his death, Kavita was in the limelight for demanding better weaponry, training and other facilities for the police personnel engaged in life-threatening situations.

In 2008, Kavita had refused to receive amount from Rs 1 crore reward announced by then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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