Last Rites
West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.22

In death, unity lives on

Members of the only Hindu family of Baidyanathpur village, located nearly 50km from here, were overwhelmed with gratitude on Saturday when their Muslim neighbours helped them carry out the last rites ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.21

Hill bids adieu to dead soldier

The last rites of Havildar Satpal Rai, who lost his life in the copter crash that killed India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 11 more on December 8, were held at his native pla...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 13.05.21

Cop who helps with pyres

As he guides a grieving family, which had just arrived at the Lodhi Crematorium, ASI Rakesh Chaudhury also keeps an eye on around eight-nine funeral pyres he helped set up.  “On a daily ba...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid: questions on home death

A Behala family with four Covid-19 patients struggled for hours on Sunday night and Monday morning to arrange for the cremation of the eldest member, who died within hours of receiving the report of t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.04.20

Attacked, doctor buries doctor

Orthopaedic surgeon Pradeep Kumar drove the ambulance with a shattered windscreen, ferrying the body of his former colleague and senior neurosurgeon Simon Hercules, towards a cemetery in Chennai. Dr H...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 08.12.19

Unnao rape victim laid to rest amid tight security

The last rites of the 23-year-old Unnao rape victim were performed at her native village on Sunday amidst tight security arrangements.She was laid to rest in the fields belonging to her family. A larg...
By PTI in Unnao

India  /  Published 05.05.20

Boy killed in crossfire buried far from home

The body of a 14-year-old hearing and speech-impaired boy who was killed in purported crossfire during an anti-militancy operation in Kashmir was not handed over to the family citing Covid-19-related ...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.06.20

Missing Ranchi girl found dead in Hazaribagh

Timely identification of a 32-year-old woman, who was missing for the past five years, allowed her brother to see her for the last time before the last rites were performed at Muktidham in Hazaribagh ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.20

Last rites and a spiritual journey

Death is a form of knowledge. And the care of the dead is one way of arriving at it.Zainab Saifuddin Bhaimia was initiated into her life’s work almost by chance. A death had occurred in the Bohra Mu...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.05.20

Not unusual but it shouldn’t be unsung

Rabindranath Pal, terminally ill for the past few years, breathed his last at 62 on Saturday night at his home in Howrah’s Sijberia.Three crematoriums in the region conveyed to the Pal family that t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Howrah


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