Jaipur: 95-year-old 'dead man' returns to life minutes before cremation
Jaipur : A 95-year-old man from a Gujjar family of Khetri tehsil in Jhunjhunu district, returned to life moments before his cremation after he was declared dead.
Men of the family had even shaved their heads after performing pre-funeral rituals. With couple of minutes remaining in his cremation, the man regained his consciousness, spreading joy among the family members.
The old man had fainted on Saturday afternoon; his son rushed him to a private doctor who declared him dead.
The family informed the relatives about the death and called a priest to perform Budh Ram’s last rites. “The priest had started the rituals and a barber had shaved the heads of the men in the family. We were about to bathe the body as a customary practice before the funeral procession,” said Balu Ram (65), Budh Ram’s elder son.
When relatives poured water on Budh Ram’s chest, he began shivering. A shocked kin carried him to a bed. “He started breathing and sat on the bed soon after. When questioned by relatives, he said he had suffered chest pain and slept. It is nothing but a miracle,” said an overjoyed Balu Ram.
“This is a very happy Diwali for us. Had my father been dead, we wouldn’t have celebrated the festival as is the norm in any house where a death has occurred. But this time, the celebrations are going to be grand,” said Ranjit (55), Budh Ram’s younger son.