We often think about going to a bar, pub with friends and colleagues or on a lazy day, just staying and resting at home when one talks about ‘Weekend’. Well, this is surely not the case with 38-year-old Ayub Ahmed, who works on his off days and he is not an ordinary worker.
Ayub works as a loader at Mandi Mohalla market in Mysuru and performs the last rites of the unclaimed bodies. He has six phones and he is on call almost at all time in the day. He goes around in his old Ambassador car whenever he gets a call from hospitals, police or the people. After doing paper formalities, he takes unclaimed bodies to the graveyard and conducts the last rites as per the faith. Ahmed, however, doesn’t count the bodies he had given farewell, but roughly claims to have buried about 10,000 bodies in the past two decades.