In one of the never heard before incidents, an 82 year-old Hindu man’s last rites were performed as per Muslim customs and he was buried and not cremated as it had been his last wish.
Madan Mohan Yadav, who was famous for the mouth-watering samosas of his iconic shop “Dau Samose Wala’ for over five decades, died on Monday. Since long, he had been telling his family and friends about his desire to be buried instead of being cremated upon his death.
Accordingly, on Monday evening, his mortal remains were taken to Jewanshah burial ground for burial.
Madan Mohan’s children and neighbours recalled that he always had equal respect for both religions and used to follow their customs with full devotion.
“My father always had a lot of respect for both the religions and he regularly visited a `dargah’ apart from temples. He always used to send `samosas’ to the nearby mosque during the holy month of Ramzan at the time of `Iftaar’ for breaking the Roza,” says Ashok Yadav, the eldest son of Madan.
His sons and other family members had no objection in fulfilling his last wish and they conducted his last rites accordingly with full devotion.
“It is yet another example of communal harmony for which this city is famous,” said one of the persons present at the burial.