City Notice – Gravedigger Allah Hu is Dead, Batla House Graveyard
Death of a man.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The elderly gravedigger Allah Hu died on 25 April 2016.
The details of his life are not known. The Delhi Walla had taken his portrait in August 2007 at South Delhi’s Batla House Qabristran, where he was the only gravedigger. Allah Hu was then at work. He was wearing a green kurta and a blue check lungi. His head was covered in a green turban. It was hot, he was sweating, and he did not utter a single word.
Visual artist Shiraz Husain informed me of his passing away. According to him, Allah Hu was buried in the same graveyard where he worked all his life. It is not known who dug his grave.
Rest in peace
May your soul rest in peace, dear Allah Hu.
though there is scientific evidence behind the superstition on afterlife, hell, heaven or rebirth … finally, at least he is free from the hardship in the old age …
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