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Birthday in crematorium: Maharashtra man's unique celebration to bust myths

A man, resident of Kalyan town in Maharashtra's Thane district, celebrated his birthday in a crematorium to bust myths and superstitions prevailing in society.

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A man celebrated his birthday at a crematorium in Maharashtra's Thane district. (Photo: Pixabay/Representational)

In Short

  • A man celebrated his birthday in a crematorium in Maharashtra's Thane on Saturday night
  • He wanted to convey a message against superstitions or blind beliefs prevailing in society
  • More than 100 guests attended the birthday party at Mohane crematorium

By India Today Web Desk: To bust myths, a man, resident of Kalyan town in Maharashtra's Thane district, celebrated his birthday in a crematorium on Saturday night.

With an absolutely unusual celebration, the man, Gautam Ratan More, wanted to convey a message against superstitions or blind beliefs prevailing in society.

Interestingly, Gautam, who turned 54 this year, hosted a birthday party at the Mohane crematorium on Saturday night.

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More than 100 guests, including women and children, attended his birthday celebration and were served cake and biryani.

More said he got inspiration from renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal and noted rationalist late Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against blind beliefs, black magic and superstitions, reported PTI.

He added that he wants to send out a message to people that ghosts that are generally associated with crematoriums do not exist.

(With inputs from PTI)