A 74-year-old man in Nagpur who succumbed to COVID-19 was buried on citys municipal land after Jaripatka Christian Cemetery denied the permission for his burial. The cemetery said it would only allow burial of his ashes post cremation.
A civic official said that the cemetery was muddy hence there was problem digging the grave there.
The old man, who was undergoing treatment at citys government hospital since August 1 and lost his life on Sunday morning, was a member of the local Protestant church.
PTI reported, A member of the cemetery’s committee told them that the deceased’s ashes could be buried there, citing the COVID-19 outbreak and the facility being located close to some residential premises.
It further mentioned, We wanted a regular traditional burial without cremation (burning of body), for which we were not getting permission. They were reluctant for burial of a COVID-19 patient in the Jaripatka cemetery.
It was getting late and the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) authorities were waiting for the family’s approval for the last rites of the deceased. NMC gave the family a burial place on their Mankapur crematorium premises. The deceased was buried there as per Christian tradition.
Ganesh Barve, President at Jaripatka Christian Cemetery told PTI, The cemetery is situated in a residential locality and there was lack of space there due the rains. There was also a problem of digging the grave due to rains. We referred to them instances, in which some COVID-19 patients were cremated at ghats and their ashes were buried in the cemetery as per Christian rituals. We also gave them an option for burial at Bhandewadi cemetery, which is located in a little remote area. However, we did not get a call back from them.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”