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Love never dies: How this Bihar villager has preserved wife’s ashes for 27 years at home!


PATNA: Love never dies! An octogenarian villager from Bihar has proved it again.

87-yar-old Bholanath Alok has kept on preserving the ashes of his wife Padma Rani with much care for the past 27 years.

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He has hung the ashes of his wife safely packed in a bundle of clothes from a mango tree which stands in the garden of his house in Purnia district.

He wants the ashes of his wife flown into the river together with his ashes after his death.

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The first thing that he does after waking up in the morning every day is to reach near the tree and watch the ashes of his wife hanging from the tree.

“The pain of my wife leaving me alone leaves me restless every day. Now I am waiting for the day when I will be meeting my wife again after death,” says Alok, sobbing inconsolably.

The couple had got married at rather younger age in 1947 when India had just got independence. They had vowed to stay together till the end but his wife left him midway and he is still to forget the pangs of separation.

“I have told my family members to let my wife’s ashes flown into the river along with my after my death,” he says.

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