Former German Formula-1 racer Michael Schumacher found mention in the arguments of counsel made before the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday, during the hearing on regulations for passive euthanasia..Justice Aniruddha Bose, in the context of advances in medical science, pointed out,"If you look at the career of Stephen Hawking, at a very early stage, a prediction was there."To this Senior Advocate Arvind Datar said,"Persons have recovered even after 21 years. Michael Schumacher is still in a coma, but he is alive. We do not know if some stem cell research will revive him."Justice Hrishikesh Roy weighed in on this, later in the hearing, saying,"What is critical [illness] for an ordinary person of normal wealth, is not critical for Michael Schumacher.".In 2018, a five-judge Bench of the apex court recognised and gave sanction to passive euthanasia and living will/advance directives.In that judgment, the Court had ruled that the right to life under Article 21 includes the right to live with dignity, and the same includes the smoothening of the process of dying in case of a terminally ill patient or a person in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery.The matter was listed again for the purpose of enforcing the guidelines concerning passive euthanasia.