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Thousands attend grave digger's funeral

May 19, 2005 16:10 IST

A 70-year-old man who buried the dead without charging any fees was paid back in 'kind' at his own funeral.

Thousands of people turned up on Thursday to pay their last respects at Saeed Ahmad's funeral in Kaira town in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Even though he was not a gravedigger by profession, Ahmed dug more than 500 graves for poor people.

Ahmad used to say he could not bear the thought of seeing bodies being denied a final resting place, people said.

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Sub: condolences

may your soul rest in peace... now you live forever in all our hearts

Posted by ashvin

Sub: May His Soul rest in Peace

My heart felt condolences to a person who had condoled alone for many poor souls. An unforgatable service. Girish

Posted by Girish

Sub: A smile

He probably died with a smile on his face

Posted by Mukunth Kovaichelvan

Sub: A unique grave digger

Hats off to such a noble character..A great deed by a Simple human being will never go unnoticed in the eyes of God..This is what ...

Posted by Ashwin

Sub: Genuine people

These are the real and genuine people who deserve all our respect and admiration.

Posted by Kabira


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