During the second wave, the eight-member team has performed the last rites of 200 Covid-19 bodies at nominal rates
To deal with the rising demand for cremation, the municipal authorities have formed special teams to perform last rites and cremate bodies for a minimum charge.
Milan Rafiq, who runs an old furniture shop in Hiriyur town, is not allowed to park his Maruti Omni in front of his house, and neither do his neighbours visit him.
Their dedicated service to the society, they say, will earn them almighty’s blessings.
He has also opened a help desk at the Nilakantheswar crematorium where wood and other help required for cremation are being provided to families in distress free of cost.
People can call call centre 9177001882, 9177001859 if anyone demands money from them: Civic chief
In yet another pathetic incident due to COVID stigma, a man allegedly refused to perform the last rites of his father, who died of recurring illness on Friday.
On Wednesday alone, they performed the last rites of 24 Covid victims. Of the total, 22 victims were orphans.
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The last rites of the former finance minister were performed by his son Rohan amid chanting of Vedic mantras. A gun salute was given before the last rites.
The late actress' body will be kept at Celebration Sports Club Garden, Lokhandwala, from 9.30 am to 12.30 am; the cremation will be held at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium from 3.30 PM onwards.