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Bollywood celebrities pray for a better world for Aruna Shanbaug
At the age of 68 years, nurse Aruna Shanbaug died leaving behind a case of brutal rape, a crippled legal system and a debate on euthanasia or mercy killing. Dying in Mumbai's KEM Hospital on Monday after 42 years of vegetative state, many would feel that she left for a better world.

On November 27,1973 she was attacked by sweeper Sohanlal Bharta Valmiki and was sodomized by him. The attack was violent as Valmiki used a dog chain to strangle her and when she was discovered the next day, irreparable damage had been done to her brain and she was bedridden ever since. As her death made headlines, Bollywood too honoured the departed soul with 140 characters.

Soon after her attack, her relatives stopped visiting her and it was only the KEM hospital nurse who was taking care of her. Author Pinki Virani filed a petition asking for euthanasia for the nurse, but her appeal was rejected. The nurse was against this petition and happy to take care of her. Reacting on this Shobhaa De said,

Satish Kaushish, emminent television personality prayed for her to be happier in some other place,

Director of Shahid, Hansal Mehta also tweeted about the plight of a human being who was a victim of an inhumane attack

Madhur Bhankar commented on KEM's hospitality

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