Rising above religious boundaries, Razzaq proves friend in need is a friend indeed. Razzaq has performed last rites of his Hindu friend Santosh Singh Thakur in Madhya Pradesh’s Baitul district.
After arranging all the necessary items required for the last rites, Abdul Razzak cremated Santosh’s body in accordance with the Hindu rituals.
Santosh who is a labourer died in a hospital after prolonged illness on September 20. Santosh’s wife Chhayabai were childless and they also had no relatives around to perform the last rites. So, Razzaq, stepped forward to conduct the rituals.
Razzaq, who plies an auto-rickshaw, said he and Santosh are good friends.
When asked about his last rites performance. Razzaq replied “My friendship was not based on a religious plank and that ” I performed my duties”. “His family need help and I helped them out as a friend”. he added.