Saturday, March 24, 2012

127.Celebrating death

Veteran actor Anupam Kher created quite a buzz recently when after the death of his father, he organised a 'chautha' ceremony devoid of the usual mourning. He and other family members wore colourful dresses in stead of white, the symbol of mourning.A rock band played before the mourners who obviously did not know whether to clap and join or to keep mum. It is very difficult to stop your feet from tapping,your hands from clapping and your face from smiling. But this is what you are supposed to do in a chautha ceremony.You must remain silent and look sombre and sad. But your task becomes difficult when the kin of the deceased present you with a totally unconducive atmosphere. When boisterous songs are sung and rock music plays, how can you hold yourself back?


A newspaper report says, on the death of theatre legend Satyadev Dubey, a similar atmosphere prevailed at his remembrance ceremony. There was poetry, dance,singing and performances.


Both Anupam Kher's father and Satyadev Dubey believed in living life and hated morone and boring post-death ceremonies. Their family and friends tried to organise the ceremonies the way they would have liked.


Both Anupam Kher's father and Satyadev Dubey believed in living life and hated morone and boring post-death ceremonies. Their family and friends tried to organise the ceremonies the way they would have liked.


I feel so tempted by these two events that I feel like dying immediately and let my friends and relatives have a blast. When I revealed my plans to my wife, she was not at all enthused. "Where is the need for you to die? You have made people cry so much during your life time that they will be left with no tears to shed when you die", she said.

3 comments:

Vetrimagal said...

We would not have any ceremony at all!

That would be a better choice.

kavita said...

Like Kabir said -
Kabira Jab Paida Hue To Jag Hansa Hum Roye
Aisi Karni Kar Chalo, Hum Hanse Jag Roye .

Bikramjit said...

what fun .. I have it in my will Dont want the mourning .. hope people abide by it ..

and yes another point is want a bhanga group performing on the DHOL ..

lets hope once i leave my wishes are kept

Bikram's