An (Bahraini) Arab was admitted in the Lilavati Hospital at
Mumbai for a heart transplant, but prior to the surgery the doctors
needed to store his blood in case need arises.
As the gentleman had a rare type of blood, it couldn’t be found
locally. So the call went out to a number of countries. Finally a
Gujarati was located who had a similar type of blood.
The Gujarati willingly donated his blood for the Arab. After the
surgery, the Arab sent the Gujarati as appreciation for giving his
blood, a new Hummer, diamonds, lapiz lazuri jewellery, and a million
Once again the Arab had to go through a corrective surgery. His
doctor telephoned the Gujarati who was more than happy to donate his
After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Gujarati a thank you
card and a jar of Almond halwa sweets. The Gujarati was shocked to
see that the Arab this time did not reciprocate the Gujarati’s kind
gesture as he had anticipated.
He phoned the Arab and asked him why he had expressed his
appreciation in not so generous manner.
The Arab replied “Bapu…..now I have Gujju blood in my veins!”