Netherland man's last rites performed as per Hindu rituals in Bhopal
The last rites of a man from Netherland, who had died at Bhopal railway station recently, were performed as per Hindu rituals at a crematorium in Bhopal on Thursday.Updated: Feb 06, 2015 18:06 IST
The last rites of a man from Netherland, who had died at Bhopal railway station recently, were performed as per Hindu rituals at a crematorium in Bhopal on Thursday.
Verweij Teunis, 70, was found dead at the Bhopal railway station's platform number 2 on February 1. Local officials contacted the Dutch embassy. As none of his relatives could come to India for the last rites, the funeral was performed at Subhash Nagar crematorium on Thursday.
The elderly man had come to India in the past too and was impressed by Hindu culture and traditions. He wore 'rudraksh' and had embraced Hinduism, said sources in the railway police. He had come to India on a tourist visa. Here he had died after heart attack. Hence, after getting a nod from the embassy, the last rites were performed. The railway police personnel were present on the spot.
John Pinto International, a company that specialises in conducting funeral services, sent its representative to Bhopal for the purpose. The representative, Om Akash Magar, said he would collect the ashes on Friday and would leave for Mumbai. "The ashes would be sent to his family by air," he said.
First Published: Feb 05, 2015 21:51 IST