July 24, 2010

In 1947, as he was dying in a Warrnambool hospital, Pooran Singh asked for his ashes to be collected and taken to India, to be scattered in the River Ganges. To respect his wishes, the funeral home in Warrnambool arranged for his body to be sent to the nearest crematorium, in Melbourne, and his ashes returned to Warrnambool to await collection and return to India. In June this year, the story about the still waiting ashes was featured in a SBS broadcast.

And now, on Sunday Kapil Dev will collect them and take them back to India, along with Pooran's great nephew.