The Hush Post: A man in Uttar Pradesh loved his pet parrot so much that when the bird died he performed its last rites as if it were a human being. The man had reared the parrot as his son.
This incident was reported from Amroha of the Uttar Pradesh where this man, Pankaj Kumar Mittal performed last rites of his pet parrot according to Hindu rituals. A teacher by profession, Mittal held a hawan and a feast for Brahims on Sunday, like it is done for the last rites of a human being who dies. The parrot had died on March 5, The Times of India reported on Monday.
Mittal had adopted the bird five years ago when it could not fly as it had a broken leg. Mittal said he treated him even better than his son, the daily reported.
On Sunday, the Mittals took the mortal remains of the deceased parrot to Ganga Ghat and performed all the rituals there. The family also organised a prayer meet for the “departed soul”, the daily reported.