New Delhi: Some say life goes on even beyond death. This belief was taken to the next level when a death certificate mentioned ‘bright future’ for the deceased. Also Read - UP Issues Guidelines on Sanitation: No Spraying on Humans/Animals or Inside Houses/Buildings
In a rather bizarre incident in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, a village head issued a death certificate with a ‘forward-looking’ wish for an elderly man who had died last month. The incident went viral on social media platforms. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus Suspect Commits Suicide by Jumping Off Building in Shamli
The incident happened in Sirwariya village after an elderly man named Laxmi Shankar died on January 22 due to a prolonged illness. Seeking required documents for some financial transactions, his son went to the village head Babulal and requested him to issue a death certificate. Also Read - UP Reports First Coronavirus Death, 25-year-old Man Hid His Travel Information
However, along with mentioning the date, place, time and cause of the death, Babulal accidentally concluded the certificate by wishing the deceased “a bright future” on the document. “Main inke ujjwal bhavishya ki kaamna karta hoon (I wish him a bright future),” the death certificate read.
After the certificate stormed up on social media on Monday, the village head apologised for the error and issued a new death certificate.